Women in South Korea are fighting to end economic, social, and political inequality, but President Yoon Suk-yeol plans to abolish the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family. Help women stop the abolition of the ministry. Sign the petition now.
What’s the problem?
The Ministry of Gender Equality was established in 2001 and acts as a control tower coordinating gender equality policies across all ministries. It supports over two hundred civil society organizations, including many of the oldest and largest women’s rights organizations in the country.
If it is abolished, there will be no central mechanism for developing and implementing policies to promote women’s rights. This would have a devastating impact on women’s rights in South Korea.
By claiming that there is “no structural gender discrimination” in the country and therefore the ministry is no longer needed, President Yoon is attempting to undo decades of hard-won gains for women. Gender-based discrimination and violence remain widespread; women earn on average nearly one-third less than men, make up less than 20% of members of parliament, and face alarmingly high and increasing levels of gender-based violence both on and offline.
Women from across South Korea have joined together to oppose attempts to abolish the Ministry of Gender Equality and demand gender justice – and they need your support.
What you can do to help?
Sign the petition and demand a stop to the plans to close the Ministry of Equality and Family.