Responding to the aspiration of Korean women, the Ministry of Gender Equality (MOGE), which set sail in January, 2001 as a central administrative agency to plan and coordinate gender policies, is said to be reorganized as the Ministry of Gender Equality & Family(MOGEF) on June 23. The reorganization is designed to introduce new policies for family such as, establishment of 'The Dolbom(Caretaker) Network' at a community level.
To formulate integrated family policies, and coordinate, support and evaluate them, the ministry will newly install the Bureau of Family Policies to be composed of three divisions: Division of Family Policies, Division of Family Support and Division of Family Culture. To strengthen the network of domestic and foreign women's organization, the ministry will institute a director general for external cooperation.
If the revision bill for the government organization act, which includes these plans, wins approval at the cabinet meeting on June 14, the ministry will celebrate the launching of the reorganized ministry on June 23 at the Seoul Press Center.