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Moon's pledges: gender equality

All News 00:53 May 10, 2017

SEOUL, May 10 (Yonhap) -- The following are President-elect Moon Jae-in's pledges on gender equality.

[We will surely address discrimination against women]


-- Create a nation in which women are happy

-- Create a gender-equal environment that can promote women's representation

-- Eliminate sexually discriminative social customs

-- Create a violence-free nation in which all are safe


1) Strengthen power of female policy organs

-- Cement the function of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family

-- Establish a gender-equality committee under the president

2) Ban discrimination against non-regular female workers

-- Legislate same wages for same value work

-- Expand Durunuri Social Insurance, which supports part of the employment insurance and national pension for workers at small businesses with less than 10 employees

-- Exclude the period of non-regular female workers' maternity leave from their contract period

-- Guarantee the payment of wages during maternity leave

-- Pay a monthly childbirth benefit of 500,000 won (US$440) for three months to female workers who are not covered by employment insurance

3) Expand the number of female managers in public corporations and semi-government agencies

-- Break the glass ceiling at job sites

4) Eliminate gender violence

-- Seek the enactment of the provisionally named Gender Violence Prevention Law

-- Protect female victims in the process of divorce and their children from domestic violence

-- Provide funds to such victims until they are financially independent after their release from protective facilities

-- Eliminate sex industry and sexual exploitation

-- Establish the "Support Center for Child and Youth Sex Trade Victims"

-- Strengthen punishment against hidden camera crimes, stalking and dating violence

-- Promote violence prevention education


-- Map out related laws and policies from 2017


-- Create a general account for a gender equality committee

-- Spend 480 billion won annually for childbirth allowances

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