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Development of women-related policies and its implications for future policies agenda in Korea

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Frame of Image t the Ministry of Gender Equality(MOGE) has made and their impacts on changing the status of women in the labor market and the political sphere. Finally, this paper will discuss some policies agenda that women-related policies should consider to improve the quality of life of Korean women.
1. Characteristics of Women’s Policies
1) Women’s Rights and Interests Korean women’s policies consist of two types of gender issues in general: the first issue is a b o u t improvement in women’s rights and interests. The second issue is related to the a d o p t i o n of a gender mainstreaming perspective in analyzing political and social agenda. Policies aimed at improving women’s right and interests basically embrace the policies to enhance safety and to promote political status of women. Women tend to be at the risk of sex-related violence, such as sexual violence, d o m e s t i c violence, and prostitution (sex t r a f f i c k i n g ) . Although there are legal
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protections set to protect women from social violence and risks, most women who suffer from violence appeal that the violence tends to b e committed at home or by their a c q u a i n t a n c e s . Further, women tend to be e x c l u d e d from legal protection. That is, socially disadvantaged women are also subject to the greatest risk of violence. The policies to eliminate social d i s c r i m i n a t i o n is another issue related to women’s rights and interests. The Ministry of Gender Equality started to investigate cases


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Title Development of women-related policies and its implications for future policies agenda in Korea
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Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Min, Hyunjoo

Publisher

[Seoul]:KWDI

Date 2008
Journal Title; Vol./Issue GSPR:vol. 1
Pages 14
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Social Development < Gender
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management

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