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)|
|[2019.07.09] [Feminist Current State of Affairs at the Square] Rewriting Definitions! Women will Reform the Prosecution and the Police!||관리자 ㅣ 2019-07-31 ㅣ 319|
Incidents of misogynistic and sexual violence, such as the recent Burning Sun incident, illustrate the ineffectiveness of the prosecution and the police. As such, the Citizens Action with Me Too Movement will be staging a weekly protest from July 12 through August 9, 2019.
Beginning on 2019/07/12, every Friday at the Gwanghwamun Donghwa branch in front of the Gwanghwamun square. The protests series will continue every Friday until 2019/08/09. All protests will start at 7pm.
[Originally posted 2019.07.09]