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Thursday, April 30, 2020
South Korean feminist party plans school to train 'winning' candidates
South Korea’s first feminist party is set to launch a political school to train aspiring female candidates, as it vowed to fight on after failing to win a seat in national elections. The Women’s Party was unsuccessful in its attempts to win four...
Monday, April 20, 2020
Votes for women: South Korea's first feminist party seeks parliament seats
South Korea is regularly ranked lowest in the developed world for gender equality, but for the first time a feminist party is seeking parliamentary seats at Wednesday’s election, accusing the political establishment of having failed women. The party...
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Women’s presence in politics still limited in South Korea
While the 20th National Assembly has the highest proportion of seats held by women in its history, at 17 percent, gender disparity was still prevalent during the general election in April, a study showed on June 21st.                    The study...
Sunday, February 02, 2014
Korea Adopts Name-and-Shame Tool to Boost Jobs for Moms
South Korea will adopt a name-and-shame policy, publicly identifying companies with low female employment levels, as President Park Geun Hye targets 1.65 million extra jobs for women. Policy steps will include increased subsidies for parents on...
Friday, March 22, 2013
Ewha Global Empowerment Program 2013 Summer “Transnational Feminisms and Women’s Activism”
Ewha Womans University is calling for applicants for the Ewha Global Empowerment Program (EGEP) 2013 Summer. According to the MOU between Ewha Womans University and UN Women, this program aims to promote education for women and gender equality in...
Monday, February 25, 2013
South Korea: Park Geun-hye Inauguration: South Korea's First Female President Appoints Few Women To Her Cabinet
SEOUL, South Korea -- The country with the developed world's biggest gender income gap now has its first female president, but Park Geun-hye already has South Koreans wondering whether she'll improve the status of women in a society still dominated...
Monday, February 25, 2013
South Korea: First female president sworn in
The daughter of South Korea's former dictator Park Chung-hee has made history after she was inaugurated as the country's first woman president. Park Geun-hye, 60, defeated her liberal rival Moon Jae-in back in December. She has witnessed some of...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
KOREA: Korean's Women Lawmakers in Comparison
The road to women’s participation in politics has indeed been rocky. Even in the United States, a country dedicated to equal rights and the dignity of its people, women had to fight to get the right to vote. Many things started to change...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Republic of Korea: She’s Fitting In by Standing Out
Jasmine Lee, she was supported by the Grand National Party for a seat on the Seoul Metropolitan Council, “but I wasn’t included in the final list.” “Although I didn’t get a chance this time, it really sparked my interest in politics,” she...
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Call for Applications: Ewha Global Empowerment Program - Asian Feminisms and Transnational Activism
Ewha Global Empowerment Program (2012 summer)“Asian Feminisms and Transnational Activism” July 5 - 18, 2012 Asian Center for Women’s Studies, Ewha Womans University Seoul, South Korea The Asian Center for Women’s Studies at Ewha Womans University...
Friday, October 28, 2011
Asia Pacific Feminist Forum
The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) will hold the first ever Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF) on 12-14 December 2011 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This event will bring together 100-150 activists- women lawyers, academics,...
Friday, October 28, 2011
Call for Applications: Asia Pacific Feminist Forum
The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) will hold the first ever Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF) on 12-14 December 2011 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The APFF will bring together women activists, lawyers, academics, advocates and...
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Election: Republic of Korea
Description of government structure: Chief of State: President LEE Myung-bak Head of Government: Prime Minister HAN Seung-soo Assembly: South Korea has a unicameral National Assembly (Kukhoe) with 299 seats. Description of electoral system: The...
Sunday, March 01, 2009
Republic of Korea: Prevention of Domestic Violence and Victim Protection Act
The purpose of this Act is to prevent domestic violence and to protect victims of domestic violence in order to nurture and promote family health and safety in the Republic of Korea.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
A Digest of Case Law on the Human Rights of Women (Asia Pacific)
This is a collation of case summaries from the Asia Pacific region citing CEDAW, National Constitutions, and other Human Rights instruments protecting equality of rights between men and women.
Friday, January 09, 2009
Seethings and Seatings: Strategies for Women’s Political Participation in Asia Pacific
This is a publication from the APWLD’s research project aimed at assisting women in Asia Pacific to challenge existing structures hindering women’s participation in political processes. The book presents case studies on six women leaders from Fiji,...
Friday, June 27, 2008
Practitioner’s Guide to Designing Inclusive and Accountable Local Democratic Institutions
This guide is the first of its kind to provide an overview of the current range of local representative arrangements and electoral systems in Asia and the Pacific. This easy-to-use guide will assist country offices/teams and government partners as...