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82 pct of Victims of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Suffer in Silence

82 pct of Victims of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Suffer in Silence

SEOUL, Mar. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Recent data shows that 8 out of 100 employees in the public service or at private companies in South Korea have suffered from sexual harassment at work. However, of the total victims, more than 80 percent suffered the harassment in silence and did nothing about it. According to the [...]

Nearly 60% of Women in Arts-Cultural Fields Have Experience of Sexual Violence: survey

Nearly 60% of Women in Arts-Cultural Fields Have Experience of Sexual Violence: survey

SEOUL, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 60 percent of female workers in the cultural industry have experienced sexual harassment or assault, a government survey showed Tuesday. The poll was released by a special probe team jointly run by the National Human Rights Commission and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to look into [...]

NHRCK Survey Confirms High School Teachers Are Sexually Harassing Their Students

NHRCK Survey Confirms High School Teachers Are Sexually Harassing Their Students

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Four out of 10 high student students believe that sexual harassment by teachers takes place in school, according to a survey carried out by a government institution. The National Human Rights Commission of Korea released on Thursday the results of an investigation into sexual harassment by teachers. Of the [...]

#MeToo Movement Explodes on Campus as Spring Semester Kicks Off

#MeToo Movement Explodes on Campus as Spring Semester Kicks Off

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) — With the warmer weather marking the beginning of another school year, the #MeToo movement is exploding on university campuses across South Korea. The first day of the spring semester saw students sharing their experiences of sexual assault and harassment on social media. “Amid the #MeToo movement that has shaken the [...]

#MeToo Movement Pushes Culture Ministry to Tackle Sexual Violence

#MeToo Movement Pushes Culture Ministry to Tackle Sexual Violence

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will introduce measures to make it more difficult for those guilty of sexual assault to obtain public jobs in the arts sector and cut funding for those suspected of sexual violence. Monitoring efforts will be increased for public servants in the arts sector [...]

Foreign Beachgoers Sentenced to Prison Terms for Sexual Harassment

Foreign Beachgoers Sentenced to Prison Terms for Sexual Harassment

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — As the number of expats in South Korea is increasing, so too is the number of sexual harassment cases involving foreigners taking place on beaches during the summer vacation season. Among foreigner-related sexual offense cases, many offenders deny knowingly having committed a crime. However, courts have thus far rejected [...]

Busan Police “Educate” Foreigners on Korea’s Sexual Harassment Laws

Busan Police “Educate” Foreigners on Korea’s Sexual Harassment Laws

BUSAN, Jul. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — To prevent sexual harassment arising from cultural differences, the Busan Police Department has taken measures to increase the awareness among foreigners of Korea’s policies and laws. On July 15, a woman in a bikini swimsuit on Busan’s popular Haeundae Beach noticed a foreigner filming her on his cellphone. She [...]