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Human Rights Watchdog to Look into Sexual Violence in Sports

Human Rights Watchdog to Look into Sexual Violence in Sports

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The state human rights watchdog said Tuesday that it will launch a full-dress probe into human rights conditions in sports circles, which are under harsh criticism in the wake of sexual assault allegations raised by athletes earlier this month.  “The National Human Rights Commission will create a special investigation [...]

Amid Growing ‘Me Too’ Movement, S. Korea Announces Tougher Rules on Sexual Violence

Amid Growing ‘Me Too’ Movement, S. Korea Announces Tougher Rules on Sexual Violence

SEOUL, Mar. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Thursday announced measures to toughen punishment on sexual violence in the workplace, responding to growing calls to root out the pervasive culture of predatory sexual behavior at work. The government announced a plan to raise the maximum punishment and extend the statute of limitations for sexual [...]

Study on Relationship Abuse Finds Almost 80% of Men Have Committed “Violence” Against Their Significant Other

Study on Relationship Abuse Finds Almost 80% of Men Have Committed “Violence” Against Their Significant Other

SEOUL, Aug. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – According to a report compiled by researcher Hong Yeong Ho at the Korea Institute of Criminology, 1,593 men out of 2,000 who were surveyed responded that they had committed “acts of violence” towards their significant other. Hong’s paper takes an expansive view of “acts of violence” by including actions [...]