Sexual violence is routinely dismissed as 'private,' 'unimportant,' or 'shameful' issue, and wrongly associated with 'female virginity', or' lies' told by women. Moreover, Korean society's traditions and distorted perceptions of sex and gender, has until recently, kept sexual violence unaddressed, preventing survivors from receiving appropriate assistance and support. The Korea Sexual Violence Relief Center (KSVRC), opened in 1991 when sexual violence was not yet understood as a violation of sexual self-determination. Since then, our doors have remained opened with the hope of changing Korea's hostile environment towards survivors.
KSVRC is a women's activist organization that aims to reveal the nature of sexual violence as a structural problem caused by power relations between genders.We have assisted and supported sexual violence survivors through various activities, including providing more than 75,000 one-on-one counselling sessions, proposing the enactment and revision of laws, monitoring and evaluating policy, publishing materials, and running education programs.
Korea Sexual Violence Relief Center
Lee Mikyoung(Director), Kim Hyejung (Deputy Director), Sunmin, Yonjung, Ran Choi, Eunhee, Bae, Gami, Claire, Shina
Jeong Junghee(Director), Park Jihee, Jeon Hyeyoung, Soonyou Jeon
Kim Bohwa(Senior researcher), Joori Jang(Researcher)
Gender Sensitization Training (ongoing program)
selected as an "Excellent Group in Cooperative Project" by Ministry of Gender Equality and Family
Human Rights Sensitivity Training Program and book publishing (will be published soon)
Break the Supreme Court Precedent Movement
Desire Seeking and Little Talks (Ongoing program)
Sexual Violence Survivors Speech Contest participants awarded "Stepping Stone for Gender Equality" Award
Feminist Self-defense Training (Ongoing program)
~2009 Reclaim the Night Korea
~2007 Ran Survivors Self-sustaining Community Ha-dam
Sexual Violence Survivors Speech Contest (Ongoing program)
~2006 Gender Equality Education Center and Affiliated 21C FemaleㆍMedia Movement Center is established
~2006 Ran Sexual Violence Research Institute
Yeolimteo Shelter is Established
~2000 coperated with Sexual Violence Crisis Center
~1999 cooperated with Committee for the Seoul National University Sexual Harassment Case and a Joint Defense Council
Korea Sexual Violence Relief Center established in April
~1993 cooperated with Special Act on Sexual Violence Promotion Committee
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