● ABOUT KWHL
Korea Women’s Hot Line (KWHL) is an organization based in Korea that strives to bring about a nonviolent world and to promote gender equality. Since 1983, KWHL has worked to protect women’s rights by combatting domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking, and by supporting migrant women in Korea. KWHL is a nationally recognized organization with 25 branches throughout Korea. Each branch actively campaigns against violence and advocates for women’s rights.
● OUR WORK
Korea Women’s Hot Line supports survivors of violence against women
Women’s human rights counseling center and Shelter "Oraetteul" are in operation to support survivors of violence against women.
The work is done through telephone counseling, in-person counseling, legal support, medical aid, shelter assistance, etc.
- Counseling and supporting for survivors
- Action with surviviors
Korea Women’s Hot Line aspires toward a violence-free society.
Korea Women’s Hot Line strives to eradicate violence against women such as domestic violence, sexual violence, sex trafficking, etc., and to build a gender-equal society and a peaceful world. With legal and institutional improvements, Korea Women’s Hot Line seeks to change community policies.
- Monitoring laws, institutions, and policy improvement efforts
- Monitoring women's policies and improvement activities in local governments
- Asian Women's Network and international solidarity
- Making a ‘moving' community networking model
Korea Women’s Hot Line dreams of growing with you.
A systematic training system E.L.F.(Empowering, Leadership, Feminism) fosters women's rights activists with great passion and vision. Through E.L.F, Korea Women’s Hot Line reinforces the abilities of member activists, and full-time activists across the nation. Moreover, through specialized training for counselors and re-training for members, Korea Women’s Hot Line supports personal development, and feminist consciousness raising.
- raining regional activists across the nation
- Specialized training for feminist counselors
- Training members
- Educating the public
- Intensive education of feminism 'Fierce gaze'
- Special lectures on prevention dating violence 'You need to learn to love'
Korea Women’s Hot Line aspires toward cultural diversity and transformation of daily life.
Korea Women’s Hot Line lets it be known that violence against women is both an infringement of human rights and a social crime. Various efforts are being made to change a culture that is tolerant of violence and to raise awareness of gender discrimination.
- Public campaigns for violence prevention
- Awareness-raising campaign on violence against women 'That's been never trivial at all.'
- 16 days of activism for the elimination of violence against women (Nov.25th-Dec.10th)
- May, Month of Peace Free of Domestic Violence
- Public interest advertisements to prevent violence against women
- Tuesday for rememberance with you, 'Tuesday Commentary'
- Film Festival for Women's Rights, FIWOM
- Action for a gender-equal dating culture
● OUR VISION
Statement in Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Korea Women's Hot Line
- Pledge to Root Out Violence Against Women and to Build a Gender-Equal Society
The 30-year history of Korea Women's Hot Line is a history of the women's rights movement in Korea making the issue of violence against women, which had been previously hidden and disguised as a private matter, emerge as a social issue. It is a history of fierce struggles to name innumerable nameless violences and discriminations and to bring into light hidden women's rights issues. It is a history of challenges against deep-rooted gender discrimination and social conventions concerning women.
Using the efforts of the past 30 years as a stepping stone, Korea Women's Hot Line will closely examine women's life experiences, solve women's problems in a material and practical way, and finally achieve equality and justice in society.
Going forward, Korea women's Hot Line will:
- be a stronghold where women can meet anytime anywhere to discuss women's issues of all ages, from childhood to old age.
- deal with violence against women in more depth, expose the correlation among various incidents, and make it clear that violence against women is the root of the matter, thus leading the campaign to eradicate violence against women.
- initiate various regional women's movements to change the public's consciousness, carry out media monitoring, and produce and distribute cultural contents from a gender-equal and human rights point of view, shifting the campaign for the elimination of violence against women from legal and institutional change to practical and cultural transformation.
- accelerate activities for women's political empowerment in order to exert direct influence in making the issue of violence against women an essential and core political agenda, an issue which has not been given priority in the nation so far.
- develop and spread easy and simple methodologies so that more people can rally for women's movements.
- cooperate more closely with many organizations supporing female victims of violence and provide crucial support to female survivors of violence in their empowerment, as the matrix of feminist counseling. Furthermore, share the fruits of the women's movement by Korea Women's Hot Line with women of the world, paying particular attention to women in underdeveloped countries.
The level of women's rights in the society is a yardstick to assess the level of human rights in the society. Join us in making a gender-equal society with love and passion. Having begun this work, we will move forward briskly and without fear.
June 11th, 2013
Korea Women's Hot Line