Who We Are


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)


  • 2017 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 <The Only Standard: Enthusiastic Consent>, the first book of our publication series "Critical Court Judgements", 29th round of sexual violence support counselor education
  • 2015 Street Harassment Project Sang-sang Toon
    Break the Supreme Court Precedent for Gender Equality Project (ongoing program)
  • 2014 Yeolimteo Shelter's 20th Anniversary commemorative project
  • 2013 Research Institute Ulim Opens
  • 2011 KSVRC's 20th Anniversary commemorative project
  • 2010 Gender Sensitization Training (ongoing program)
    selected as an "Excellent Group in Cooperative Project" by Ministry of Gender Equality and Family
  • 2008 Yeo-Ag-Yeo-Rak Concert
    Human Rights Sensitivity Training Program and book publishing (will be published soon)
  • 2006 Break the Supreme Court Precedent Movement

    Desire Seeking and Little Talks (Ongoing program)
  • 2005 Sexual Violence Survivors Speech Contest participants awarded "Stepping Stone for Gender Equality" Award
  • 2004 Yeo-Ag-Yeo-Rak Concert
    Feminist Self-defense Training (Ongoing program)
    ~2009 Reclaim the Night Korea
    ~2007 Ran Survivors Self-sustaining Community Ha-dam
  • 2003 Sexual Violence Survivors Speech Contest (Ongoing program)
  • 1998 ~2006 Gender Equality Education Center and Affiliated 21C FemaleㆍMedia Movement Center is established
  • 1997 ~2006 Ran Sexual Violence Research Institute
  • 1994 Yeolimteo Shelter is Established
  • 1993 ~2000 coperated with Sexual Violence Crisis Center
    ~1999 cooperated with Committee for the Seoul National University Sexual Harassment Case and a Joint Defense Council
  • 1991 Korea Sexual Violence Relief Center established in April
    ~1993 cooperated with Special Act on Sexual Violence Promotion Committee
140 [2018.09.18] Recruiting Supporters for a Project Raising a Support Fund for Sexual Violence Survivors [0] 2019.05.15
139 [2018.09.12] Attend in Solidarity the First Public Hearing in the Case of Repeated Sexual Violence by Lee Yun-taek [0] 2019.05.15
138 [2018.08.17] Recruitment for Participants in the 2018 Sexual Violence Survivor Speak-Out Rally [0] 2019.05.15
137 [2018.09.10] [Citizens Action] 269 People Perform in order to Repeal Article 269 of the Criminal Code [0] 2019.05.15
136 [2018.08.31] Recruitment for 4th Quarter 『Meka』 Press Team [0] 2019.05.15
135 [2018.08.17] [Notice on Schedule Change] The 5th Me Too Citizens’ Action Rally to End Gender Discrimination and Sexual Violence [0] 2019.05.15
134 [2018.08.13] [August 2018] Sexual Violence Survivor Peer Support Group [0] 2019.05.15
133 [2018.08.01] [Me Too Creating Change] Information on the 5th Rally to End Gender Discrimination and Sexual Violence [0] 2019.05.15
132 [2018.07.23] Emergency Debate Regarding Former Governor Ahn Hee-Jung’s Involvement in Sexual Violence – A Discussion on Power and Secondary Victimization [0] 2019.05.15
131 Not a 'sex scandal' But Gender and Sexual Assault [0] 2019.03.19
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