Minimum Wage Except for Foreign Migrant Domestic Workers1)On March 21, an amendment was proposed to the Act on the Improvement of Employment of Domestic Workers. The amendment could help support families who have difficulty affording childcare by bringing low-wage foreign domestic workers to Korea.
On March 11, an old mother and her son were found dead after a fire in their apartment in Gimpo, Gyeonggi. Due to the fact that the house was full of trash, the police speculated that the woman, who is thought to have died a few days before the fire, had likely starved. It indicates that the victims
Why Can't Protective Measures Protect Victims?1)On January 2, a man stabbed and killed his ex-spouse who had been provided police protection. The man had been punished for using violence against her in August 2022, and the victim had asked the police after the incident for protective measures. The C
On March 3, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development announced the "Women Business and the Law Index Score" report. According to the report, Korea ranked 65th out of 190 countries surveyed with 85 points. Among the eight areas evaluated, Korea scored particularly low score with 25 p
In May 2022, Gamrae, a women-only restaurant located in Cheongpa-dong, Yongsan-gu, disclosed its difficulties in running the restaurant through its SNS account. CCTV in front of the restaurant showed two men peeping at the restaurant and taking pictures in front of it. In addition, it is said that i
The Choice of My Clothes1)On September 17, news emerged that a woman died in Iran after being arrested by the police for not wearing a hijab properly. Hijab is the clothing worn by Muslim women on their heads. The hijab, which is a garment worn to avoid hot sunlight and sandstorms in the Arabian Pen
For a Safe Subway Station1)On September 14, a female station employee who was inspecting the toilet at Sindang Station was killed by her former coworker who was stalking her. This incident is raising concern about guaranteeing the safety of female subway station employees. Following this incident, a
These days, 'Teenage Parents,' an entertainment program related to teenage pregnancy, is sparking debate. This program tells the story of teenage parents, moving viewers by showing how teenagers raise their children. On the other hand, there are voices of concern that are worried about the difficult
On July 15, a student was sexually abused by another student on campus and died after falling from a building. The incident raised the issue of sexual crime occuring on campus. On the 24th of the same month, the All-Korean University Student Council Network discussed ways to prevent sexual crimes oc
Is There No More "My Body, My Choice"?1)On June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Mississippi State law completely banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy was constitutional. The Supreme Court's opinion letter on the ruling stated, "There is no mention of abortion in the Constitution, and
Just The Way You Are1)Recently, among women in their teens and 20s, there are more and more who envy and desire skinny bodies. The problem is that they end up starving themselves to get skinny enough to show their bones. On social media such as Twitter and Instagram, they post photos that stimulate
On March 9, South Korea's 20th presidential election was held. As a result, candidate Yoon Seokyeol of the People Power Party was elected to lead the next government. In this election, pledges for women have become controversial. From pledges related to sex crimes to pledges to abolish the Ministry
"I heard that if you're under the age of 14, you won't go to jail even if you murder someone. Is that true? Awesome!" A 13-year-old boy in the recently released Netflix drama said this in court after luring an elementary school student into his home and brutally killing him. The '
Food, Work, Freedom1)In August last year, the Taliban, which took control of Afghanistan, promised to guarantee women's rights. Hibatullah Akhunzada, the leader of the Taliban, announced a six-point decree of women's rights stating "women and men should be equal," and "women are not possessions" in
"Look, it's a fight between women!" , which aired in August last year, became a trending topic for the broadcasting industry. About 60 female dancers appearing in the program showed strong solidarity among themselves while competing fiercely. The story of female dancers, who ha
The Reality of Female Construction Workers1)In the construction industry, which is a male-oriented occupation, the entry of female workers is increasing. According to data from Statistics Korea's "Status of Employment in the Construction Industry," the number of female construction workers increased
Do you know the case of the woman who was murdered by her ex-husband in Gangseo-gu three years ago? The perpetrator Kim Jongsun visited his ex-wife and murdered her. Later, Kim's daughter revealed through a national petition that her mother and herself had suffered from domestic violence for decades
On August 8, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics ended. Under the unfavorable conditions of COVID-19 and the summer heatwave, the athletes showed their skills and finished the Games safely. In particular, the Tokyo Olympics also drew attention as the "Olympics of Gender Equality." Gender issues such as the equa
Girls Help Girls: #MeToo in China1)Two recent sexual assault allegations posted on Chinese social media have sparked the #MeToo movement shaking up the country. The Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu's alleged sexual violence began with the revelations of Du Meizhu. On July 18, she revealed that Kris
On March 23, a terrible murder occurred causing public outrage. Kim Taehyun, the perpetrator, killed a woman, her mother, and even her younger sister. He had been stalking her since before the crime, and until recently. He committed a premeditated crime in anger at the victim's refusal to meet him.