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)|
|[2019.04.30] From Suspicion to Support Campaign Recruitment||관리자 ㅣ 2019-05-17 ㅣ 116|
The KSVRC is raising a campaign to replace victim blaming by surrounding survivors of sexual violence with 100 supporters.
Campaign volunteer information:
2019.05 – 2019.10 May – June: 1st campaign training
June – October 1st planning meeting
Number of recruits June – October Between 2-3 “Regular Solidarity” interviews
15-20 people May – September Occasional offline campaign booth
October Volunteer briefing
For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02-338-2890.
[Originally posted on 2019.04.30]