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  • International Cooperation for Systematically Supporting Online Sexual Abuse Victims International Cooperation for Systematically Supporting Online Sexual Abuse Victims

    International Conference on Online Sexual Abuse, 2019[1]Current Status and Response of Online Sexual Abuse in Korea :Seonghye Park, Advocacy Center for Online Sexual Abuse Victims (KR), Removal Action Team Leader[2]Understanding and Ending Nonconsensual Porn in the U.S.: An Emerging Form of Digital Sexual Violence :Asia Eaton, Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (US), Head of Research[3]Image-Based Abuse: The Australian Response :Sue Gabor, eSafety Commissioner (AU), Image-Based Abuse Team Manager[4]Not Revenge, Not Porn: Supporting Victims of Intimate Image Abuse in the UK :Sophie Mortimer, Revenge Porn Helpline (UK) , Manager[5]Discussion Moderator :Mikyoung Lee, Director of Korea Sexual Violence Relief Center[6]Case Analysis of Domestic and International Policies on Online Sexual Abuse :Deuk Kyoung Yoon, Korean Women's Development Institute, Research Fellow of Research Center for Gender-based Violence and Safety[7]Legal Measures against Non-Consensual Photography or “Revenge Porn” :Nayoung Kim, Kim & Chang Law Firm, Attorney[8]Corporate Response to Online Sexual Abuse :Chenie Yoon, Twitter Korea, Head of Public Policy

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  • 2019 Leaflet for South Korean Victims of Prostitution and Sex Trafficking Abroad 2019 Leaflet for South Korean Victims of Prostitution and Sex Trafficking Abroad

    The Women's Human Rights Institute of Korea has updated the previous version of the leaflet that aims to support Korea victims of prostitution and sex trafficking abroad. For the 2019 version, we included the following information: (1) Definition of prostitution victims under the Korean law, (2) Case Studies of sex trafficking, (3) Internet sites disguised as International job search portals soliciting women to prostitution, (4) Soliciting prostitution using massage parlors, (5) How women in prostitution and sex trafficking are controlled, (6) Counseling information for prostituted and trafficked women in foreign countries. This leaflet is available to NGOs supporting prostitution victims and Anti-Trafficking Task Force Teams mostly in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc. where Korean victims have been reported. Any organizations that wish to receive this leaflet can email by sending in the name of organization, recipient address, number of copies to minkyung@stop.or.kr. For your understanding on the leaflet which is written in Korean, we gladly provide a separate PDF file which contains English explanations on each page of the leaflet.

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  • Leaflet for South Korean Victims of Prostitution and Sex Trafficking Abroad Leaflet for South Korean Victims of Prostitution and Sex Trafficking Abroad

    With an increasing number of South Korean women falling victim to overseas prostitution and sex trafficking through fake job advertisements and/or debt bondage, WHRIK produced a leaflet to support Korean victims of prostitution and sex trafficking abroad and distributed it to anti-prostitution/sex trafficking organizations and South Korean Embassies and Consulate offices. In this leaflet, we included (1) the definition of prostitution/sex trafficking victims, (2) the trafficking victim identification and protection index developed by the Human Rights Commission of Korea, (3) case studies of victimization, which have been reported in the media, (4) information on how to report this crime in the host country, (5) support services available in South Korea and contact information, including text massage-based counseling services. In 2018, WHRIK updated the previous version of the leaflet by newly adding the examples of coercion and fraud which are used in massage parlor trafficking with a reference of the 2018 Polaris Project Report. For questions and/or requests regarding the leaflet, please contact minkyung@stop.or.kr

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  • 2017 Annual Report 2017 Annual Report

    The Womens Human Rights Institute of Korea (WHRIK) published the 2017 Annual Report to provide an overview of the anti-prostitution and anti-sex trafficking activities in South Korea. This 2017 Annual Report covered WHRIKs year-round projects as well as the major issues and changes in laws and regulations on prostitution prevention and victim support. We hope this Annual Report will be used as a platform to share our experiences and strengthen a partnership with anti-prostitution/sex trafficking organizations in the world for combating prostitution and sex trafficking.

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  • 2016 Annual Report 2016 Annual Report

    The Womens Human Rights Institute of Korea(WHRIK)* published the 2016 Annual Report to provide an overview of the anti-prostitution and anti-sex trafficking activities in South Korea. This 2016 Annual Report covered WHRIKs year-round projects as well as the major issues and changes in laws and regulations on prostitution prevention and victim support. We hope this Annual Report will be used as a platform to share our experiences and strengthen a partnership with anti-prostitution/sex trafficking organizations in the world for combating prostitution and sex trafficking. * The English name has been changed from the Womens Human Rights Commisison of Korea to the Womens Human Rights Institute of Korea (WHRIK).

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  • Negative Effects of Legalized Prostitution in the US State of Nevada_Michael Shively Negative Effects of Legalized Prostitution in the US State of Nevada_Michael Shively

    This article is written by Dr. Shively who is the senior associate at Abt Associate and this work is originally appeared in Womens Human Rights, No. 14. The author, Michael Shively, discusses dangers of prostitution, prostitution law in Nevada, and the negative effects of legalized prostitution with his own research questions. Please see the attached to read the full article (Written in English). Suggested citation:Shively, M. 2015. Negative Effects of Legalized Prostitution in the US State of Nevada. Womens Human Rights, No. 14.

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  • 2015 Annual Report 2015 Annual Report

    Womens Human Rights Commission of Korea published the 2017 Annual Report to provide an overview of the anti-prostitution and anti-sex trafficking activities in South Korea. This 2017 Annual Report covered WHRIKs year-round projects as well as the major issues and changes in laws and regulations on prostitution prevention and victim support. We hope this Annual Report will be used as a platform to share our experiences and strengthen a partnership with anti-prostitution/sex trafficking organizations in the world for combating prostitution and sex trafficking.

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  • 2015 International Symposium on the Prevention of Sex Trafficking 2015 International Symposium on the Prevention of Sex Trafficking

    <!--StartFragment--> This is a source book of 2015 International Symposium on the Prevention of Sex Trafficking which was held on September 23, 2015 under the theme of "International Efforts to Eradicate Sex Trafficking" in South Korea and Other Countries.

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  • Annual Report 2014 Annual Report 2014

    Womens Human Rights Commission of Korea published the 2014 Annual Report to provide an overview of the anti-prostitution and anti-sex trafficking activities in South Korea. This 2014 Annual Report covered WHRIKs year-round projects as well as the major issues and changes in laws and regulations on prostitution prevention and victim support. We hope this Annual Report will be used as a platform to share our experiences and strengthen a partnership with anti-prostitution/sex trafficking organizations in the world for combating prostitution and sex trafficking.

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  • 2013 International Symposium on the Prevention of Sex Trafficking 2013 International Symposium on the Prevention of Sex Trafficking

    This is a collection of papers submitted for presentation at the 2013 International Symposium on the Prevention of Sex Trafficking, which was held on July 3, 2013 under the title Measures to Eradicate Sex Trafficking in Southeast Asia. The contents relate to causes of and solutions for sex trafficking in Southeast Asia, efforts by relevant countries and UN agencies to address the issue, support activities by NGOs aimed at victims of sex trafficking, and more.

  • European Legislation, Policies and Status regarding Prostitution European Legislation, Policies and Status regarding Prostitution

    Designed to serve as a basic resource for anti-prostitution policies, these materials provide information on the current status, policies, and victim protection/support systems regarding prostitution and sex trafficking in Europe. It introduces legislation and policies on prostitution and sex trafficking, the status of local sex industries, and protection and support systems for trafficking victims currently in place in the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, the UK, and France.

  • 2013 Report on Talent-sharing Support Programs for Enhancing the Rehabilitation of Victims of Prostitution 2013 Report on Talent-sharing Support Programs for Enhancing the Rehabilitation of Victims of Prostitution

    This report was designed to introduce the programs implemented in 2013 as part of the WHRCK"s Talent-sharing Support Programs for Enhancing the Rehabilitation of Victims of Prostitution and to provide information on the talent-sharing programs implemented by other five organizations. Its contents include program overviews, program implementation, details and outcomes of programs of each organization, and the survey questionnaires and activity logs used in the programs. A total of five organizations implemented talent-sharing programs in 2013: Shimjari for Girls, Hearim (affiliated with Nanurihoe), Himangter (affiliated with Gyeongwon Social Welfare Community), Gyeongnam Human Rights Support Center for Women, and Neulpureun Independence Center.

  • 2012 Report on the Activities of the WHRCK Central Support Center for the Prevention of Sexual Trafficking 2012 Report on the Activities of the WHRCK Central Support Center for the Prevention of Sexual Trafficking

    This volume is a report on the programs implemented in 2012 by the WHRCK Central Support Center for the Prevention of Sexual Trafficking and evaluations of these programs. The center carried out a number of efforts designed to address current issues ranging from the globalization of sex trafficking to adolescent prostitution, in an effort to assist victim support and prevention activities and create public consensus on anti-prostitution policies. The major activities for this period are related to the following areas: the expansion and promotion of anti-prostitution education; support for programs to assist rehabilitation and independence of former prostitutes; strengthening of local and international anti-prostitution networks; research on measures to prevent prostitution; cultivation and retraining of anti-prostitution counselors; and development of video materials for anti-prostitution education in school environments.

  • 2012 Policy Conference Commemorating the 8th Anniversary of the Anti-prostitution Act 2012 Policy Conference Commemorating the 8th Anniversary of the Anti-prostitution Act

    This is a collection of presentation papers submitted for the policy conference “Measures to Strengthen Legal Protection of Victims of Prostitution” held on September 26, 2012 in commemoration of the 8th Anniversary of the Anti-prostitution Act. The presentation papers include The Victimization of Prostituted Women (Ko Myeong-jin, Director of Dasi Hamkke Center); Prostituted Women and Social Inequality (Jeong Jae-won, Researcher at Seoul National University Asia Center); Overseas Trends in Prostitution Policies (Jeong Mi-rye, Policy Team at the National Solidarity for the Eradication of Prostitution); and Accomplishments of Prostitution Policies and Future Directions (Won Min-gyeong, Lawyer, One Law Firm).

  • 2011 Report on the Activities of the WHRCK Central Support Center for the Prevention of Sexual Trafficking 2011 Report on the Activities of the WHRCK Central Support Center for the Prevention of Sexual Trafficking

    This report features evaluations of the 2011 accomplishments of the WHRCK Central Support Center for the Prevention of Sexual Trafficking. The center conducts activities related to prevention of prostitution and effective coordination of service delivery systems for prostituted victims. The center has been engaged in a number of activities offering support to victims of prostitution and expanding public awareness of anti-prostitution policies while striving to sensitively respond to the changing topologies of the prostitution industry, including the deteriorating situation of adolescent prostitution. Major activities in 2011 include an anti-prostitution film festival, research on support measures for adult and adolescent prostituted victims, development of anti-prostitution outreach educational programs, support for independence of former prostitutes, cultivation and retraining of anti-prostitution counselors, and strengthening of networking among anti-prostitution organizations.