Several events, organized by the Ministry of Gender Equality and related government agencies, local governments and women groups are lined up for the 6th Women's Week, which lasts from 1 to 7 July. The Ministry of Gender Equality revealed its plans to "make Women's Week a national event with participation from both genders, aimed at publicizing the launch of the Ministry and planting the concept of gender equality in the everyday lives of the people."
Beginning with a relay event for the 'Culture of Gender Equality,' which has been taking place in 16 cities around the country since June, the Ministry will open the 'Global Village Women's Network Rally' from 2 to 4 July. These will be followed by a 'Public Hearing on Legal Measures to Prevent Prostitution' on 5 July and 'Elementary School Kids for the 21st Century of Equality' campaign on 7 July. The commemoration ceremony for Women's Week itself will be held on 3 July, in the international conference hall of 63 Building.
Related government agencies, 16 city administrations and women's groups are also planning a variety of events for Women's Week.
The Ministry of Education is holding a writing competition for pre-college students with gender equality as the theme. As for the Ministry of Justice, it will be holding a seminar on June 28 for civil servants on ways to elevate women's social status.
The Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs has organized a National Rally on 27 June aimed at facilitating exchanges among women civil servants grade four and above in central and local governments. The Ministry is also opening a women civil servants' workshop on 4 July.
The Ministry of Health and Welfare is supporting civic groups' events related to women's health, and the Cultural Properties Administration will open the four ancient palaces - Gyeongbok, Deoksu and Changgyeong Palaces and Jongmyo Royal Shrine - free of charge to women visitors and their families on 1 July.
Seoul City is organizing a fashion show for women with disabilities and a performance based on the theme of disabled women at 7 p.m., 4 July, at the fountain square in front of SejongCenter for the Performing Arts. The City is also setting up a free speech podium entitled 'Seoul Women's Proposal' at 2 p.m., 3 July, Sejong's Convention Center, as well as a photograph exhibition on gender equality.
Jeju-do Provincial Administration will hold a Jeju Women's Rally on 1 July at the Jeju Local Civil Servants' Training Center. Awards will be given out at the rally for Egalitarian Couples, Best Woman, Major Contributor to women's development and so on. Jeju Education Museum will host a women's film festival from 7 to 8 July, screening 10 films by women directors. And on 8 July, a couple relay marathon will be held in the Leisure-Sports Park along Jeju Island's coastal road.
The Ministry of Gender Equality has spent 100 million won to support 22 events organized by women groups for Women's Week.