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Latest items for South Korea

June 21, 2021, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"At present, more than 50 countries have adopted NAPs for the implementation of resolution 1325, including 11 countries in the Asia Pacific region (according to the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific [UNESCAP] group of countries) which have adopted WPS action plans: Afghanistan, Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor-Leste" (8).
June 16, 2021, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Republic of Korea (ROK or South Korea) adopted its most recent National Action Plan (NAP) in 2018 for the period 2018-2021...The NAP does not include an allocated budget" (para 1). "The Republic of Korea’s second NAP is preceded by one other NAP, adopted in 2014 and implemented for the period 2014-2018. The National Assembly of the Republic of Korea called in February 2012 for a more systematic and strategic implementation of UNSCR 1325. Based on consensus for the establishment of the NAP, the Government began the process of drafting an action plan 2012, which was completed in 2014" (para 2). "Women activists have long called for an end to...more
June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uruguay
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

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June 11, 2021, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Upon signature: Reservation: '1) The Government of the Republic of Korea does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 9 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women of 1979. 2) Bearing in mind the fundamental principles as embodied in the said Convention, the Government of the Republic of Korea has recently established the Korea Women's welfare and social activities. A committee under the chairmanship of the prime minister will shortly be set up to consider and coordinate overall policies on women. 3) The Government of the Republic of Korea will make continued efforts to take further measures in line with the provisions...more
May 24, 2021, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-2, PW-LAW-1

"The Seoul Administrative Court ruled Tuesday that the Ministry of Justice can revoke the South Korean citizenship granted to a foreign immigrant if it finds the person married to more than one spouse—whether by legal marriage or common law marriage—even after granting citizenship. A man obtained South Korean citizenship in 2014 after marrying a Korean national in 2004. But upon learning of the man’s common law marriage in his home country in 2009, the Justice Ministry canceled his Korean citizenship because the man had 'unlawfully' gained South Korean citizenship. Bigamy is illegal in South Korea. The man disagreed, saying he had not done anything illegal because his country recognizes polygamy,...more
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in South Korea were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 47).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in South Korea was 73.0 per 10,000 population" (p 62).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in South Korea was 73.0 per 10,000 population" (p 62).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in South Korea was 32.5% (p 66).
April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Germany, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Jamaica, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Ukraine, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

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April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

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April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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April 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in South Korea were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 47).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in South Korea was 79.5 years for males and 85.6 years for females" (p 46).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in South Korea was 3 per 1000 live births" (p 47).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in South Korea was 11 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in South Korea was 11 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 30, 2021, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2020 the maternal mortality ratio for women in South Korea was 11 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in South Korea is 1.0 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 54).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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Jan. 29, 2021, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Pornography is illegal in South Korea and has been blocked online since 2007, driving Molka underground" (para 21).
Jan. 29, 2021, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"'I said, it's not like you were raped, and also you did nothing wrong so live with confidence, I just spoke pragmatically, but my daughter was asking about the humiliation,' he explained" (para 16).
Jan. 29, 2021, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The woman was a victim of Molka, a digital sex crime rife in South Korea where hidden cameras are set up to capture pornographic footage of women without their knowledge, which is then shared on the internet. Since 2010, Molka cases have jumped 600 per cent, with 6,800 cases reported in 2018" (para 4-5).
Jan. 18, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, Burundi, Croatia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Guyana, Iceland, India, Israel, Japan, Kosovo, Maldives, Montenegro, Nepal, Portugal, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Zambia
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

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Jan. 14, 2021, 7:14 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-4

In South Korea in 2015, women comprised 9.7% of the police force.
Jan. 12, 2021, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-2

“After months of watching the abuse, Park felt he had to act. The South Korean soldier had seen another low-ranking conscript, deemed effeminate and suspected of being gay, being sexually abused, beaten and forced to drink from a toilet bowl by other soldiers. But when Park – not his real name – tried to stop the abuse, he was instead subjected to it. “Who are you to intervene in private business?” a more senior soldier asked him. According to Park, he and the original victim were forced to have sex with each other while other soldiers taunted them. They were then further ostracized within the unit and by their superiors...more
Jan. 12, 2021, 11:03 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-2

“Of 671 valid respondents who participated in this survey of victimization, perpetration, and observation, a total of 103 people (15.4%) answered that they were directly victimized, 48 people (7.2%) answered that they had direct experience as perpetrators, and 166 people (24.7%) answered that they witnessed sexual violence in the military. Excluding eyewitnesses, a total of 106 soldiers (15.8%) directly experienced physical sexual violence, either as perpetrators or victims in the military. A very high number of soldiers also indicated they experienced sexual violence as perpetrators and as victims: 59 soldiers (55.7%) were victims only, 39 soldiers (36.8%) were victims and perpetrators, and only 8 soldiers (7.5%) were exclusively perpetrators. Among...more
Dec. 31, 2020, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Mexico, South Korea
Variables: DLB-DATA-1

"Over the last 50 years, women decreased their hours of unpaid work as they increased the hours of paid work. Men have been doing more housework and child care, but they didn’t take up the slack so gender inequalities in the use of time are still large in all countries. Turkish women spend the most time doing unpaid work, such as housework or shopping, at 377 minutes a day, followed by Mexican women at 373.This compares to their menfolk: Mexican men who spend an average of 113 minutes on unpaid work and Korean men who spend only 45 minutes, the least of all" (para 5).
Dec. 17, 2020, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"Through chemical castration, drugs are used to reduce a person’s sex drive. A number of countries have employed the punishment for convicted sex offenders and pedophiles, in many cases in exchange for more lenient prison sentences. They include Australia, Russia, South Korea and the United States. However, there are many skeptics of the procedure, which was first performed in the 1940s.“Chemical castration risks offering a false solution, and a simple one, to what is inevitably a complex and difficult problem,” said Heather Barr, a senior researcher on women’s rights with Human Rights Watch, the New York-based organization. “Protecting children from sexual abuse requires a complex and carefully calibrated set of...more
Dec. 7, 2020, 12:48 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-2

“Indonesia is the first Southeast Asian country to use chemical castration on sex offenders. Others include ­Russia, Poland, South Korea and some U.S. states” (para 9).