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
Eunhee Cho(Director), Park Jihee, Susu, Nakta, SangA
Ulim Research Institute
Kim Bohwa(Senior researcher), Joori Jang(Researcher)
Conference on the 'consent' of a minor under the age of 16: Between Punishing the Assailant And Ensuring the Victim's Competence
Release of the <Practical Advise on Supporting Transgender Sexual Violence Survivors>
(Joint Effort) Joint action for the Mayor of Seoul city sexual violence case
(Joint Effort) Joint task force for the Oh Keo-don sexual violence case
(Joint Effort) Joint task force for the Telegram sextortion
(Joint Effort) Solidarity conferences for revision of 'rape laws' (Ongoing program)
(Joint Effort) Joint task force for the sexual violence against sexual minority/female soldier in the Navys
An emergency debate on the gender politics associated with the biased investigations on illegal filming cases
Between Damage and Survival, discussions on workplace sexual violence conference
From Suspicion to Support, dissecting sexual violence counter-accusations forum
(Joint Effort) Social movement for the #Metoo movement
(Joint Effort) Joint task force for the Ahn Hee-Jung sexual violence case
(Joint Effort) Joint task force for the Lee Yountaek sexual violence case
Awarded Second Prize for Women's Award by Seoul City
(Recognized for safeguarding women's rights by providing psychological, medical, & legal support for sexual violence victims)
Published Book <The Only Standard: Enthusiastic Consent>, the first book of our publication series, <Critical Sexual Violence Court Judgement Cases>
29th round of educational training for sexual violence support counselors
(Joint Effort) Launched the <Joint Action for Reproductive Justice> (Ongoing program)
Street Harassment Project Sang-sang Toon
Break the Supreme Court Precedent for Gender Equality Project (ongoing program)
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