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)
Recipient of the Second Prize for Women's Award, awarded by Seoul City(Recogznied for our work on improving women's rights by provision pf psychological, medical, legal support for sexual violence victims)
Published <The Only Standard: Enthusiastic Consent>, as the first book of our publication series of Critical Court Judgements
29th round of Sexual Violence support counselor education
Street Harassment Project Sang-sang Toon
Break the Supreme Court Precedent for Gender Equality Project (ongoing program)
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 won the Stepping Stone for Gender Equality Awards
Feminist Self-defense Training (Ongoing program)
~2009 Reclaim the Night Korea
~2007 operated Affiliated Survivors Self-sustaining Community Ha-dam
Sexual Violence Survivors Speech Contest (Ongoing program)
~2006 operated Affiliated Gender Equality Education Center
operated Affiliated 21C FemaleㆍMedia Movement Center
~2006 operated Affiliated Sexual Violence Research Institute
opened Affiliated Survivors Shelter Yeolimteo
~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
Fundraising Campaign "We Are Not Afraid When We're Together"
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We are holding our annual fundraising night on the 21st of August, 5PM-10PM, @Purun Soban, Exit 2 of Sangsu Station. It will be a buffet style dinner, and vegan option is also available! Unlimited alcohol as well.
2F, 32-42, Seongji 1-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea(366-24, Hapjeong-dong) Tel +82-2-338-2890~2Fax +82-2-338-7122E-mail email@example.com Yeolimteo(shelter for sexual violence survivors) +82-2-338-3562Ulim(Research Institute) +82-2-338-2829
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