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Human Rights/Refugees

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Gay & Lesbian Resources

  • Chingusai Korean Gay Men's Coalition Chingusai ("Between Friends") is the only gay men's rights organization in Korea. A successor of Chodong-hoe, the first homosexual activist group ever to be organized in the country (1993), Chingusai has served as a shelter for Korean gay men, who up to then were without an official or public voice of their own, and as an arena for struggle against all prejudice and oppression directed at homosexuals.
  • Korea Queer Culture Festival (KQCF) Mujigae Even though the world insistently labels us sexual minorities as different, makes discrimination an everyday practice, and justifies its own ignorance and prejudice in the name of custom and the majority, we now know for sure that human dignity, worth, and happiness are not privileges requiring someone else's permission.
    Article 10 of the Korean Constitution says, 'All citizens are assured of human worth and dignity and have the right to pursue happiness'. We don't demand to be happier than others out of greed or to be the same as others out of envy. Our pride stems from our very existence and our self-confident happiness begins with a recognition of our own dignity and worth.
  • Korean Sexual-Minority Culture and Rights Center (KSCRC) Korean Sexual-Minority Culture and Rights Center (KSCRC) is the first center for sexual minorities (e.g. lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, iban, tongsungyaeja, and "?"), people living with HIV/AIDS, and those who support the rights of sexual minorities in Korea.
    KSCRC aims to provide safe/creative place for culturing their own sexualities and genders as well as empowering their sexual and gender identities by its activities of cultural events, research, education, policy advocacy, counseling, and publication. KSCRC, throughout working in/outside of the sexual-minority communities of Korean and the world, serves as a national center to protect and promote the well being of Korean sexual minorities as well as to celebrate our diversity.
  • Utopia Asia Korean Page

Women

  • Korean Council for Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery
  • Korea Women's Associations United(KWAU) Korea Women's Associations United(KWAU) was created on February 18, 1987 to unite the power of women's organizations working for women's rights and democracy. Currently KWAU has 5 regional sections and 28 member organizations, representing the progressive women's movement in Korea.
    KWAU strives to achieve three primary goals :
    1) to build an equal society free from institutional discrimination so that women can enjoy equal rights with men and live with dignity and pride.
    2) to build a democratic society where everyone's political, economic, social and cultural rights are fully guaranteed.
    3) to build a reunified Korea, where South and North Korea become one nation.
  • KWHL KWHL is...Women's Hot Line, as a women's rights activist group, is protecting women's rights from all kinds of violence and advancing women's social position as well as establishing gender equality in the spheres of family, work, and society. In politics, economics, society, and culture, our purpose is to make women participate actively, thus contributing to this land's peace and democracy.

Misc./Regional

  • Idealist Organizations in Korea (South). Idealist allows organizations - whether they have a Website or not - to enter and update information about their services, volunteer opportunities, job openings, internships, upcoming events, and any material or publication they have produced.

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