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Authors sign oath against sexual violence

All Headlines 10:37 December 02, 2016

SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Yonhap) -- More than 600 South Korean authors have pledged to fight against the growing number of sex crimes reported within their circles.

According to "femi-writers," a group of anti-sexual violence writers launched in response to the reports, 671 writers signed an oath between Nov. 15-30 to join their campaign. Femi-writers unveiled the list on their website Thursday.

The move follows a series of revelations that numerous acclaimed poets and writers sexually harassed or raped women, including their subordinates.

The oath says the writers will not be perpetrators of sexual and hierarchical violence; will develop a clear understanding of their power resulting from their writing, public voice and social standing; and will support victims in the literary circuit.

It also says the writers will act to prevent the recurrence of sexual violence and speak out against it.

The oath will remain available to be signed on the femi-writers' website.

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