Minister Han Myongsook is...
Minister Han Myongsook is...
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Equipped with both theory and practice, "someone who always gets the job done"

Minister Han has both the theoretical and practical training she needs for the job. She has been an activist with the women's movement for 30 years. She has an accurate impression of current issues concerning women, and also a post-graduate degree in Women's Studies. She is said to be the most suitable person for the job. I

n the 70s, Han lectured at the Christian Academy, the pioneer of the women's movement in Korea, It was during this time that Han threw herself into the women's movement. She was even sentenced to two years in prison for her involvement in the Christian Academy incident of 1979. While serving as the president of Womenlink Korea and the co-representative of the KWAU, she established herself as a leading women activist, She is also known for her wide range of commitments, including her role on the founding committee of The Women's News in 1988. 

Last year, she won a seat in the 16th National Assembly through the proportional representation system. The KWAU staff who have worked closely with Han say that at work, she is a woman of principle and drive. 

Ji Eunhee, her old-time colleague and a senior representative of the KWAU, calls her "someone who always gets the job done." She recalls the times when Han was on sick leave. All it took was a job that needed her there, and she would jump out of bed to get it done, Minister Han is known to have gentle manners and friendly interpersonal relationships.

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