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Will South Korea Finally Have Its Reckoning on Sex Crimes?
August 14, 2020

Will South Korea Finally Have Its Reckoning on Sex Crimes?

By Jenna Gibson
Three major back-to-back incidents have brought the issue of sexual harassment and assault to a head once again.

Seoul Mayor’s Death Shocks South Korea
July 11, 2020

Seoul Mayor’s Death Shocks South Korea

By Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Tong-Hyung
Park Won-soon’s death elicited both sympathy and controversy amid rumors of a sexual harassment complaint against him.
Telegram Sex Slave Video Scandal Hits South Korea
March 23, 2020

Telegram Sex Slave Video Scandal Hits South Korea

By Tae-jun Kang
Yet another disturbing example of “rape culture” in South Korea has the public demanding government action.

Korea Wakes up to the Deadly Consequences of Spy Cams and Cyberbullying
December 03, 2019

Korea Wakes up to the Deadly Consequences of Spy Cams and Cyberbullying

By Jenna Gibson
Three high-profile deaths in Korea reignite discussions around privacy, prosecution, and mental health.

Gender Inequality Makes South Korea Poorer
June 14, 2019

Gender Inequality Makes South Korea Poorer

By Troy Stangarone
It’s in South Korea’s economic interest to continue to work toward greater gender parity.

South Korean Court Orders Easing of Decades-Old Abortion Ban
April 12, 2019

South Korean Court Orders Easing of Decades-Old Abortion Ban

By Hyung-Jin Kim
The Constitutional Court ordered parliament to revise abortion laws by 2020.

6 Trillion Reasons for Asia to Act on Gender Equality
March 18, 2019

6 Trillion Reasons for Asia to Act on Gender Equality

By Anthony Fensom
The OCED estimates that 7.5 percent of global GDP is lost due to gender-based discrimination.
South Korean Police Question 2 K-Pop Stars in Sex Scandals
March 14, 2019

South Korean Police Question 2 K-Pop Stars in Sex Scandals

By Hyung-Jin Kim
The #MeToo movement takes hold in South Korea's famed music industry.

Key Convictions Show Continuing Power of #MeToo Movement in Korea
February 07, 2019

Key Convictions Show Continuing Power of #MeToo Movement in Korea

By Jenna Gibson
The women's movement that began last year is now piling up successes in court.

More Sexual Abuse Claims Rock South Korean Skating
January 23, 2019

More Sexual Abuse Claims Rock South Korean Skating

By Kim Tong-Hyung
The #MeToo movement has reached South Korea's elite sports scene.

Rapper Symbolizes Backlash Against South Korea's Feminists
December 06, 2018

Rapper Symbolizes Backlash Against South Korea's Feminists

By Jenna Gibson
Rapper San E steps into the middle of South Korea’s growing women’s rights movement with anti-feminist tracks.
Taboo No More? Abortion in South Korea
December 09, 2017

Taboo No More? Abortion in South Korea

By Clint Work
Responding to a public petition, the Moon administration will take a close look at the current abortion ban.

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