350 South Korean women and 300 North Korean women gathered at Mt. Kumkang from October 16 to 17 for the 'North and South Korea Reunification Women's Rally for the Realization of the June 15 Joint Declaration and Peace.'For two days, the participants broke down the wall of unfamiliarity b
Vice-director of the Korea Party Politics Research Institute Son Hyuk Jae, who gave a presentation at the discussion to evaluate the public hearing on Chang Sang, said that "the biggest reason behind the vote against Chang's appointment, which in turn undermined the historic significance of the
Women groups came together to discuss the issue of Prime Minister appointee Chang Sang being rejected by the National Assembly on July 31, bringing to naught the appointment of the first-ever woman Prime Minister in Korea.During the discussion, participants said that although the result of the vote
As a result of the by-elections on August 8, the Grand National Party (GNP) took the victory in 11 of the 13 constituencies - 7 districts within Seoul and its environs including Jongno, Yeongdeungpo B and Geumcheon, Jin A and Haeundae in Busan, Masan-Habpo in Gyeongnam, and Bukjeju in Jeju-do - wher
The Republic of Korea witnessed the birth of the first woman Prime Minister since the establishment of the Constitutional government. Through the Cabinet reshuffle that took place on July 11, President Kim Dae Jung appointed Ehwa Women's University President Chang Sang as the Acting Prime Minist
Is achieving a two-digit rate of women's participation in politics still a pipe dream?The local elections, which recorded an all-time low turnout of 48.4%, ushered in 2 women district council heads out of 232 (0.9% compared to 0% in 1998), 63 women municipal heads out of 682 (9.2% compared to 5.
The system of pre-election contesting for party nomination - adopted by both the ruling and opposition parties in preparation for the upcoming local elections on the pretext of establishing grassroots democracy - is becoming a stumbling block to the political empowerment of women. Four candidates fo
Recently, a monthly magazine published an article by a feminist claiming that "supporting Park Geun Hye is the progressive thing to do." Her claim has triggered a "Park Geun Hye controversy," with those for and against the claim producing counterarguments against each other.Park Geun Hye officially