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)|
|[From Doubt to Support] Discussion 《Between Victimization and Surviving, Sexual Violence in Workplace》||관리자 ㅣ 2018-07-09 ㅣ 574|
April 12th 2018 2PM-5PM, Changbi Seogyon Building B2
Sexual violence happens because of inequality of power, not the desire for sex. Sexual violence does not happen because of an individual, it happens because of 'rape culture' and sexist social structure. In this discussion we invite experts in the sexist work environment to be ale to understand our society with more clarity.