Kim Hwa-joong, the 16th President of the Korean National Council of Women (KNCW) declared that she will devote herself to making known KNCW's potentials and based on the organization's powers, KNCW will contribute to the nation's growth.
Having assumed office while KNWC was undergoing internal conflict, Kim focused all her initial efforts in establishing unity between member organizations. Last November, a national convention of women leaders was successfully held with over 15 thousand participants under the theme, "Overcoming national crisis with women power - childbirth is national power", "Women change the election culture", "Discover Korea first". President Kim stated that although it was an annual event, it provided an opportunity to move towards cooperation, unity, and synergy.
The organization is also taking initiative in supporting North Korea. Last year, KNWC offered 285 bags of rice- each bag collected from member organization- to North Korean flood victims. This year, KNWC plans to provide household items through a campaign to share household goods between the two Koreas.
KNWC is also striving for the growth of the women's community by hosting the "Women of the Year" award to celebrate women that contributed to improving the status of women.
Kim asserted that she will continue to uphold the honorable ideas, values, and social responsibilities of her predecessors including Kim Hwallan and lead KNWC in playing its part for a healthy and democratic society.
Hong Jee-young, firstname.lastname@example.org
"협력과 화합·상생의 길 열어갑니다"
한국여성단체협의회(이하 여협) 제16대 회장으로 취임한 김화중 회장은 "여협의 저력을 온 나라에 알리고 이를 기반으로 나라의 발전에 기여하는 데 총력을 다하겠다"는 포부를 밝혔다.
여협이 내분과 갈등으로 어려움을 겪고 있을 때 회장으로 취임한 그가 가장 먼저 한 일은 바로 회원단체간의 화합.
또 북한동포를 위한 지원사업에도 앞장서고 있다.
김 회장은 "김활란 초대 회장을 비롯해 여협을 이끌어온 선배들이 남기고 간 숭고한 이념, 가치, 사회적 사명감 등을 이어가도록 노력하겠다"고 전했다.