Committing themselves to realizing gender equality, 84 members of the National Assembly's forum for gender equality
(Co-chaired by Reps. Kim Choon Jin, Lee Kei Kyung, Park Sei Hwan, Lee Eun Young), and heads of women's organizations established sisterhood relationship with each other at the main building of the Assembly on June 1.
More than 20 lawmakers on hand promised to support activities of women's organizations, while 30-odd heads of the organizations pledged to support, supervise and criticize their parliamentary activities.
The female leaders explained 39 bills on women's affairs that are being introduced to the current Assembly to the lawmakers. Rep. Park Sei Hwan, the Grand National Party(GNP) noted, “Four of the bills on women's affairs have cleared the Assembly's plenary sessions.” “We'll do our level best to make today's Assembly evaluated later on as reflecting the spirit of the times in terms of gender equality,” he stressed.
President Kwak Bae Hee of the Korea Legal Aid Center for Family Relations requested, “The forum is expected to take the lead in raising the number of lawmakers up to 50%.” “To better reflect women's ideas in the law-making process, partnership with us is a must. So, I want you to work on gender-specific impact assessment of legislators,” demanded President Yoo Kyunghee of The Korean Womenlink.