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 percent of male respondents and 76.7 percent of female respondents believed that human rights are generally respected in South Korea.
Among male respondents, 84.8 percent believed that their human rights are being respected, while 90.3 percent of them also believed that the human rights of others aren’t being violated or discriminated against, the highest rate among all age and gender groups.
In contrast, women in their 20s and 30s felt that their rights to equality, housing, labor, social security and safety are not being ensured, more so than any other age and gender group.
They also felt that the rights of seniors, the disabled, immigrants and children are not being ensured, more so than any other age and gender group.
Among female respondents in their 20s and 30s, 89.4 percent felt that ‘a lot of people only talk about protecting their own rights while refusing to respect the rights of others.’
The difference in views between male and female respondents was far more obvious in the field of women’s rights.
While 90.4 percent of male respondents felt that women’s rights are being respected, only 74.2 percent of female respondents felt likewise.
Male respondents believed that even among all vulnerable groups, women’s rights are best protected.
H. M. Kang (email@example.com)