A press conference was held by women groups to call for a revision of the Government Organization Act facilitating the transfer of childcare administration to the Ministry of Gender Equality.
All the women groups in Korea, including the Korea Women's Association United (6 branches, 27 member groups), the Korea National Council of Women and the Women's Political Alliance, gathered on May 26 in the Zelcova Cafe in Seoul. The women announced through a press conference, "Our nation's welfare paradigm premises a gender-based division of labor that delegates the labor of care-giving to women. We call for a repositioning of childcare through a fundamental paradigm shift and above all a re-evaluation of 'care-giving' labor."
The women groups holding the press conference called on the government to come up with a comprehensive vision on the development of childcare administration, and asked for the views of field workers, experts and women groups to be reflected in relevant decision-making processes. The women groups moved on to deliver their opinions to the National Assembly's Government Administration and Local Autonomy Committee and Health and Welfare Committee.