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|
|Yeolimteo||Jeong Junghee(Director), Park Jihee, Jeon Hyeyoung, Soonyou Jeon|
|Ulim||Kim Bohwa(Senior researcher), Joori Jang(Researcher)|
|Self Defense Classes to Change Your Daily Lives for Sexual Violence Survivors||관리자 ㅣ 2018-07-09 ㅣ 92|
Every Tuesday 7PM-10PM, June 12nd - July 31st 2018
- Detailed Events
12 June [Workshop] The power of fear and anger
17 June [Practice] React/Revert/Defend
26 June [Workshop] What they said is wrong
3 July Movie Screening and Discussion
10 July [Practice] Understanding to use my strength and weaknesses
17 July [Practice] Expanding strength
24 July [Workshop] The different conditions of different experiences
31 July [Workshop and Practice] The Beginning of Fightback