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Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Belgium, Benin, D R Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Namibia, Nepal, Rwanda, Senegal, South Korea, South Sudan, Taiwan, Turkmenistan, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

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July 9, 2021, 7:11 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"The gender inequality problem in South Korea is deep-rooted, as evidenced by strong pushback from those who do not believe in feminism. Some men in South Korea do not support gender equality and go further to argue that 'feminism is no longer about gender equality. It is gender discrimination and its manner is violent and hateful.' They also think that feminism and gender discrimination may be applicable to women in their 40s or 50s but not for women in their 20s or 30s" (para 9).
July 9, 2021, 7:11 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: CL-PRACTICE-1

"South Korea has a shiny side that it wants to proudly show the world: K-pop, K-quarantine during COVID-19, hi-tech industries. But what it is less keen to show are the areas where it catastrophically fails. South Korean society does not know how to protect or treat women as equals to men and as valuable and indispensable entities of society. Rather, South Korean women, myself included, live in a country that views women as objects —beautiful things whose sole function is bearing children. This is not just a societal construct, this is unabashed discrimination against women that is encouraged by my government. For example, in January 2021, the Seoul city government...more
July 9, 2021, 7:11 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1, BR-PRACTICE-2

"South Korea has a shiny side that it wants to proudly show the world: K-pop, K-quarantine during COVID-19, hi-tech industries. But what it is less keen to show are the areas where it catastrophically fails. South Korean society does not know how to protect or treat women as equals to men and as valuable and indispensable entities of society. Rather, South Korean women, myself included, live in a country that views women as objects —beautiful things whose sole function is bearing children. This is not just a societal construct, this is unabashed discrimination against women that is encouraged by my government. For example, in January 2021, the Seoul city government...more
July 9, 2021, 7:11 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"For example, in January 2021, the Seoul city government uploaded guidance for pregnant women to make sure to check if there is plenty of toilet paper in the house, make meals for husbands, and to pay attention to their looks by hanging smaller size clothes to motivate themselves to lose weight after giving birth. And the discrimination against pregnant women begins long before the actual pregnancy. In hiring processes, interviewers routinely ask women invasive questions about their plans to get pregnant, with some openly telling female candidates it would be difficult to hire them because the company does not want to pay for maternity leave. According to a local survey,...more
July 9, 2021, 7:11 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

"South Korea has a shiny side that it wants to proudly show the world: K-pop, K-quarantine during COVID-19, hi-tech industries. But what it is less keen to show are the areas where it catastrophically fails. South Korean society does not know how to protect or treat women as equals to men and as valuable and indispensable entities of society. Rather, South Korean women, myself included, live in a country that views women as objects —beautiful things whose sole function is bearing children. This is not just a societal construct, this is unabashed discrimination against women that is encouraged by my government. For example, in January 2021, the Seoul city government...more
July 9, 2021, 7:11 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2, LBHO-DATA-1

"The discrimination against women in South Korea, unfortunately, extends far beyond economics. Out of 300 seats at the Parliament, women hold just 57 seats (19%), which sadly is more women in Parliament than ever before. This political discrimination is the product of a society where 30% of survey respondents said they would rather vote for a male politician than a female politician even if her resume was as good as his. This could also be the direct result of President Park Geun-hye, who was the first female president but quickly became a national disgrace on account of her abuses of power. She was the first female president to serve an...more
July 9, 2021, 7:11 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"I still remember the day vividly. It was summer of 2019 in Gwangmyeong, South Korea and my mom and I were driving to IKEA. As my mom was backing the car into a parking spot, we both noticed that the car behind us was inching closer. My mom honked and I opened the car window to say, 'Would you please wait until we are parked?' To that, a man got out of his car, approached us and began pounding on the window, threatening us to get out. At that point, we were parked and petrified, not knowing what to do. When we eventually got out of the car, he rushed...more
July 9, 2021, 7:11 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Politics and industry are not the only areas where women feel underrepresented or misrepresented. Both the government and the traditional social architecture dictate that women fit into the specific mold that a society has built for them. Take the existence of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family as an example. The true meaning of the ministry is lost in translation. In Korean, it means the Ministry of Women and Family. The objective of the ministry is to enhance the status of women, protect youth and multicultural families, and protect women, children and youth from violence. But by grouping women and family together, it casts women into the perpetual role...more
July 9, 2021, 7:11 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"However, this issue is increasingly drawing more attention. Since the violent murder of a woman near a subway station, the #MeToo movement started to spread in South Korea. The #MeToo movement has prompted several high-profile sexual abuse prosecutions, from politicians to K-pop celebrities. The most recent example was Seoul’s mayor Park Won-soon committing suicide over his former secretary’s sexual harassment allegations. And while President Moon campaigned in 2017 to become a 'feminist president,' three of his closest allies have already been accused of sex crimes. With a presidential election drawing ever so near in 2022, President Moon failed to keep his promise of being a feminist president" (para 10).more
July 9, 2021, 7:11 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: PHBP-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-PRACTICE-3, ERBG-DATA-1, CRPLB-PRACTICE-1, GIC-LAW-1, GIC-LAW-3

"For example, in January 2021, the Seoul city government uploaded guidance for pregnant women to make sure to check if there is plenty of toilet paper in the house, make meals for husbands, and to pay attention to their looks by hanging smaller size clothes to motivate themselves to lose weight after giving birth. And the discrimination against pregnant women begins long before the actual pregnancy. In hiring processes, interviewers routinely ask women invasive questions about their plans to get pregnant, with some openly telling female candidates it would be difficult to hire them because the company does not want to pay for maternity leave. According to a local survey,...more
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).