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  • 1983
    • KWHL founded
  • 1984
    • Women’s Activists Union founded in order to abolish the mandatory early retirement of 25-year-old women
  • 1986
    • Korea Broadcasting Service (KBS) subscription fee collector abuse case and boycotting subscription fee campaign
    • Opened ‘A Window for Women’s Issues’ for workplace discrimination/sexual assault against women issues
  • 1987
    • Opened ‘Shimteo,’ the first shelter for female victims of spousal abuse
    • Produced domestic violence related film, ‘Liberating from Restraints’
  • 1988
    • The first regular meeting held
    • The first action taken towards a self-defense against sexual assault case
  • 1991
    • Public hearing to promote legislation of laws on sexual crimes Committee organized for promoting the enactment of laws on special cases of sexual crimes
    • The first ’16 days of Activism against Violence against Women’ event, ‘Have Your Souls Born into a Lotus Flower,’ held
  • 1992
    • Open debate conference on spousal beating, ‘Beaten Wife, Shattered Life,’ held Cultural Event, ‘Women, push the boundaries,’ held
  • 1993
    • Enactment of laws on special cases of sexual crimes
    • Production of film ‘Sexual abuse, breaking away from the chain’ for educational purposes
  • 1994
    • Open debate conference for promoting laws on Domestic Violence Prevention
    • Nation-wide Union organized to promote laws on Domestic Violence Prevention
  • 1995
    • Lawyers’ Association for Peace foe Women/ Men’s Association for gender equality
    • Association for promoting gender equality in laws
  • 1996
    • The first sex education program made for teenage girls, ‘Camp for Our Daughters’
    • Nation-wide Campaign Center established to promote domestic violence prevention laws
    • ‘Citizen’s Day’ held to facilitate and to promote domestic violence prevention laws
  • 1997
    • ‘Act on Special Cases Concerning the Punishment of Crimes of Domestic Violence’ and
    • ‘Act on the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Protection of Victims’ enacted
  • 1998
    • Emergency Hotline for Women (#1366) established
      (Branches in Seoul, Suwon, Gwangju, Woolsan, Iksan)
  • 2000
    • Debate Conference on ‘Wife Rape’
  • 2001
    • National Counseling Contest
  • 2002
    • Joint Marital Property Nationwide Campaign
    • Teen Film Festival for Domestic Violence Prevention
  • 2003
    • White Paper on Human Rights published/ Film produced for celebrating 20th Anniversary
    • Lawsuit filed against SBS broadcasting company for disclosing the victim’s identity
  • 2004
    • Korean-Japanese Women’s Rights Symposium
    • Debate Conference on ‘False Accusation,’ Reframing of Sexual Crimes
    • Sex Culture Festival for Teens held
    • Damage lawsuit filed to the government and police for insufficient handling of violence crimes against women (The Ms. Fwang’s Case)
  • 2005
    • International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women Symposium held
    • Photo Contest and Exhibition held, ‘Millions of work she does at home’
    • Education program for teens to prevent domestic violence, ‘Thumbs down with violence! Thumbs up with talking!’ Teacher’s Manual and CD produced
    • Dongjakgu Peace Village Festival
  • 2006
    • Discourse on Divorce in New Light Movement- Meeting for Divorced parties
    • Activists Training system, E.L,F, (Empowering, Leadership, Feminism) organized
    • The first Film Festival for Women’s Rights, “Fiwom” held
    • Design Contest and Exhibition held on interviewing women and her work, “Her 25 hours, 366 days”
  • 2007
    • Migrant women’s visit to their mothers- “Let’s Fly Project” held
    • The second Film festival for Women’s Rights, “Intimate, but fatal” held
    • The first public UCC contest, ‘Let’s find beautiful hands’ held
  • 2008
    • International Symposium held - Government responsibility for domestic violence and roles of the women rights movement
    • The third Film Festival for Women’s Rights, ‘Over the boundaries, make a way’ held
  • 2009
    • Asian Women’s Network Forum held
    • Asian Women Rights Activists Training Program organized
  • 2010
    • Women Rights Information Center constructed
    • The fourth Film Festival for Women’s Rights held, ‘Now that we began, with no fear!’
    • Korean Institute of Feminist Counseling Theory and Practice in affiliation with Korean Women’s Hot Line organized
  • 2011
    • Mobile dating application, ‘Date Up,’ released
    • The fifth Film Festival for Women’s Rights, ‘Light On,’ held
    • Public advertisement campaign for domestic violence prevention produced and released
  • 2012
    • The sixth Film Festival for Women’s Rights held, ‘Detective’
    • ‘Moving’ Village Model Making Project to end domestic violence organized
    • Public advertisement to prevent violence against women, 'Right Now', produced
    • Commemoration for female victims of violence and joint action for the elimination of violence against women
    • Integrated Human Rights Education Program for Teenagers
    • ‘World without Violence, Talk-Talk,’ Teacher’s manual and CD made
    • Tuesday Protests to end violence against women organized
  • 2014
    • Debate to legislate a special law that punishes stalking crimes
  • 2015
    • A fairy tale about domestic violence prevention, 『Open the Door Wide』 published
    • The first Festival Kick held
    • Talk concert ‘Real Dating Talk, 愛:Say’ published
  • 2016
    • Press conference by women’s organizations to deal with human rights violation at the memorial for the Gangnam Station femicide (woman killing) victim
    • Research and final presentation on the reality of dating violenceTo ’us’ who needs more ’speaking’ - conference on issues and directions regarding the ’speaking’ of gender violence
    • The 10th Film Festival for Women’s Rights, ‘Simply, with fullest heart’ held

● Major Publications

  • Keep Quiet, Neighbors Hear You, 1986
  • He Said He Did Not Hit, 1993
  • Story about the Shelter, 1994
  • Women Rights Movement and Social Welfare, 1997
  • The History of the Korean Women’s Rights Movement, 1999
  • Rewriting Sexual Violence, 2003
  • The History of the Korean Women’s Rights Movement (in Japanese), 2004
  • Feminist Counseling in Korea, 2005
  • Woman Went All the Way, 2008
  • Domestic Violence- from Women Right’s Point of View, 2008
  • Feminist Perspectives in Maintaining Shelters for Domestic Violence, 2008
  • Feminist Counseling and Supervision, 2012