South Korean Human Rights Monitor

Category Archives: Women’s Rights


Government Institutions to Provide Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Education

Ekaterina Mozhaeva July 15, 2014

On July 1st of this year sexual harassment prevention measures have taken effect for all government institutions as part of the 2013 amendment to the Framework Act on Women’s Development. These new measures include at least one hour of mandatory sexual harassment prevention training per year and will allow the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family… Continue Reading »


Women’s Attire and Sexual Assault: SNU Professor Makes Controversial Presentation

Aileen Seo June 6, 2014

Professor Yoon-Sung Lee of Seoul National University College of Medicine has caused a flurry of outrage following his lecture titled A Forensic Study on Sexual Assault, in which he affirmed that women wearing suggestive clothing contribute to rape culture. A majority of those who attended the lecture were women, many of whom were appalled by comments made by Lee, a… Continue Reading »


April Comfort Women Korea-Japan Negotiations, Possibly Last Hope of Resolving Comfort Women Issue

Elizabeth Na April 21, 2014

On April 16th, in order to discuss the controversial issue of the Korean women made “Comfort Women “during the Japanese Occupation, a meeting between the directors of the Korean and Japanese Ministries of Foreign Affairs was held. The Korean terms of negotiations were that the Japanese government should acknowledge their crimes, and make official apologies… Continue Reading »

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