MODERN KOREAN WOMAN
The EWC journalists had a chance to speak to South Korean delegate and learn about women’s position in this country on the Forum of Women Parliamentarians that was held as part of the 137th IPU Assembly.
According to the delegate, there is a law about gender equality in Korea that forbids the discrimination of men and women based on sex. “However, we consider the mindset that levels men and women even more important than law”, said the delegate.
There are no women’s organisations in Korea. Men and women work together in companies. All workers try to maintain the gender equality. Men and women of Korea can work in any sphere of activities: economic, politic, cultural, and others.
The delegate thinks that modern Korean woman is educated, mobile, economically independent, and most importantly free from discrimination.
Agata Korovina, Nikolay Boykov, news agency of the Eurasian Women’s Community
Translated by Yan Zarubin