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Ice Sports Athletes Subject to Physical Violence More Frequently than Other Sports

Ice Sports Athletes Subject to Physical Violence More Frequently than Other Sports

SEOUL, April 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Company-employed, semi-professional winter sports athletes have been subjected to verbal, physical, and sexual violence more frequently than any other types of sports athletes, a state human rights watchdog said Thursday. The National Human Rights Council of Korea (NHRCK) announced the results of its special investigation on ice sports athletes, [...]

Systemic Changes Necessary to Eliminate Violence in S. Korean School Sports: Experts

Systemic Changes Necessary to Eliminate Violence in S. Korean School Sports: Experts

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent bullying scandal that surfaced in professional volleyball has once again brought into focus problems that have been ailing school sports in South Korea for years, if not decades. It’s an area where ends can often justify means. Because of an inherent power structure, coaches and top-level athletes [...]

Psychiatric Hospitals to Strengthen Security to Prevent Violence

Psychiatric Hospitals to Strengthen Security to Prevent Violence

SEOUL, Apr. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Psychiatric hospitals, clinics, and medical centers with high rates of violence will now be obliged to install emergency bells and doors, and hire security staff. Legislation will be amended to heavily punish those resorting to violence against medical staff and patients inside medical institutions, regardless of whether the aggressor [...]

Apartment Security Guards Struggle to Find Dignity

Apartment Security Guards Struggle to Find Dignity

GWANGJU, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Being employed as an apartment security guard is probably among the worst jobs to have in Korea, not because the work itself is particularly demanding, but because of the verbal, or sometimes even physical abuse that guards have to endure.  In a recent survey by Gwangju’s Contingent Workers Support [...]