Sexual violence is routinely dismissed as "private," "unimportant," or "shameful" sexual 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 Korean 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 gender. We have assisted and supported sexual violence survivors through various activities, including but not limited to providing more than 85,000 one-on-one counseling sessions, proposing the enactment and revision of laws, monitoring and evaluating policy, publishing materials, and running educational programs.
|Korea Sexual Violence Relief Center||Kim Hyejung (Director), Ran Choi(Deputy Director), Jeon Hyeyoung, Gami, Yurang, Parang, KyungJin, Claire, Shina, Somang Han|
|Yeolimteo Shelter||Eunhee Cho(Director), Park Jihee, Susu, Nakta, SangA|
|Ulim Research Institute||Kim Bohwa(Senior researcher), Joori Jang(Researcher)|
| [2019.07.31] Members Playground!
||관리자 ㅣ 2019-09-25 ㅣ 994|
2019 KSVRC Members Playground Vol. 1
Short film screening and discussion
Date: 2019/08/13 (Tue), 7:30pm – 10pm (open screening running time is 80 minutes, with 60 minutes allocated for discussion)
Location: KSVRC, Yi Angela Hall, (32-42, Seongji-1-gil, Mapo, Seoul), B1
Supported by the women directors’ project at the Seoul Foundation of Women and Family.
Capacity is 30 people, on a first come basis. Please sign up here ->
For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02-338-2890.
[Originally posted 2019.07.31]