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1 in 4 Harassment Victims at Work Suffer from Mental Illness

1 in 4 Harassment Victims at Work Suffer from Mental Illness

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Following the introduction of a new legislation that bans harassment in the workplace, one-fourth of all harassment victims were found to be suffering from mental illnesses. Gapjil 119, a South Korean civil group advocating against harassment in the workplace, said that 98 out of 377 cases (25.9 percent) reported [...]

S. Korea to Open Comprehensive Relief Center Dedicated to Sexual Crime Victims

S. Korea to Open Comprehensive Relief Center Dedicated to Sexual Crime Victims

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will open a comprehensive state body to assist victims of sexual crime in a bid to help them with the process of notifying police, according to the gender ministry on Friday. The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family reported the plan to a meeting of government ministers [...]

Activists Hold 1,400th Weekly Rally Against Japan’s Wartime Sex Slavery

Activists Hold 1,400th Weekly Rally Against Japan’s Wartime Sex Slavery

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The weekly protest rally demanding Japan’s apology to victims of its wartime sex slavery marked its 1,400th edition Wednesday amid an escalating diplomatic and trade row between Seoul and Tokyo. Nearly 20,000 activists, students and other citizens assembled to participate in the 27-year-old protest in front of the former [...]

Preventing Secondary Offenses for the Victims of the Jung Joon-young Scandal

Preventing Secondary Offenses for the Victims of the Jung Joon-young Scandal

SEOUL, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid a massive sex cam scandal exposed by South Korean singer Jung Joon-young, many South Koreans are calling against revealing the victims. Victims, once known to the public, may be subject to retribution or secondary crimes. Also, those who were falsely referred to as “victims” may also be subject [...]

7 in 10 Victims of Humidifier Sterilizer Scandal Suffer from Chronic Anger: Survey

7 in 10 Victims of Humidifier Sterilizer Scandal Suffer from Chronic Anger: Survey

SEOUL, Mar. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Seven in 10 surviving victims of a deadly humidifier sterilizer scandal in South Korea are suffering from chronic anger, a government committee said Thursday. The Special Commission on Social Disaster Investigation made the announcement after polling 100 households victimized by the unprecedented scandal between Oct. 2 and Dec. 20 [...]

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 [...]

Majority of ‘Hidden Camera’ Victims Videotaped by Acquaintances

Majority of ‘Hidden Camera’ Victims Videotaped by Acquaintances

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Among victims sexually harassed by offenders who took illicit videos of them and shared them online, 60 percent were videotaped by their spouse, partner, or colleagues at work. The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family announced a report from the Center to Support Digital Sex Crime Victims on Thursday. [...]