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Women Take On More Responsibility for Child-rearing Despite Perception of ‘Equality’ Among Parents

Women Take On More Responsibility for Child-rearing Despite Perception of ‘Equality’ Among Parents

SEOUL, June 15 (Korea Bizwire) — While parents with toddlers or young children believe that child-rearing should be shared between husband and wife, women still take on most of the responsibilities of child-rearing in reality, a poll showed Tuesday. The Korea Institute of Child Care and Education conducted a nationwide survey of 1,228 parents with [...]

Niche Fashion Platforms Proliferate amid Prolonged Pandemic

Niche Fashion Platforms Proliferate amid Prolonged Pandemic

SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Online shopping has become a new normal in everyday life amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, with fashion platforms segmented by age group. Brandi, a well-known fashion ecommerce application for women, recently launched a new shopping app PLARE that specifically targets women in their 30s. The company pointed out that [...]

Young Men and Women Have Different Views on Women’s Rights: Survey

Young Men and Women Have Different Views on Women’s Rights: Survey

SEOUL, April 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Voters in their 20s and 30s demonstrated different views during the presidential election, which also revealed differences in their views on human rights, the state human rights watchdog said Sunday. The National Human Rights Commission of Korea conducted a nationwide survey of 5,770 people under 30, in which 82.3 [...]

Korean Men and Women Divided over Gender Equality Policy

Korean Men and Women Divided over Gender Equality Policy

SEOUL, March 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid a major public divide over the issue of President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol’s vow to abolish the Ministry of Gender and Equality, two-thirds of South Koreans in their 20s believed that gender equality policies should be prioritized on the government’s agenda, a women’s think tank said Wednesday. The Korean Women’s [...]

Young Korean Women Vow to ‘Boycott Childbirth’ After Yoon Suk-yeol Wins Presidential Election

Young Korean Women Vow to ‘Boycott Childbirth’ After Yoon Suk-yeol Wins Presidential Election

SEOUL, March 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The dramatic victory of the conservative President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol is leading to opposition from women in their 20s and 30s. In protest against his policies and pledges that are seen as anti-women, many young Korean women are stepping up to ‘boycott childbirth’ during his presidency. A number of posts [...]