6 Agendas and Main Projects
Preparation for Peaceful Reunification
As our desires for the unification of North and South have been shrinking, imagining Korean society after the unification is keenly needed. Seoul YWCA will provide with diverse unification education for children and youths to make them understand North Korean society and to raise their peace awareness in everyday life as they lack understanding of unification of our nation. At the same time, we will campaign for fundraising to expand powered milk support to children in North Korea.
Republic of Korea is fifth-ranked among world’s nuclear power countries and the density of nuclear power plant is highest in the world. We are living with a hazard of nuclear accident. People are afraid of radioactivity after Fukushima’s nuclear crisis. In this circumstance, Seoul YWCA will offer education on riskiness of nuclear energy and necessity of anti-nuclear movement and campaign for safe food from radioactivity. We will make a group for anti-nuclear movements and foster them as a anti-nuclear activists. Energy saving movements will be also implementing in cooperation with churches, schools, and other communities. Moreover, we will try to change nuclear-dependent policy into renewable energy oriented.
Expanding Alternative Education and Youth Programs
To make youths recover their independence and find genuine happiness by themselves, Seoul YWCA will expand alternative education and youth programs. Alternative school called ‘Tong’ will be another chance to expelled students. Kidari School, fostering Y-like leaders, will be expanded to support self-governing activity of youths. Youths Issue Forum will enhance publicity on various issues related to youths and suggest policy for them. Happy Youths and Happy Parent campaign will also conducted all year around.
Promoting Gender-Responsive Awareness
To seek gender-based discrimination in our society and realize gender equality, education for promoting gender-responsive awareness will be providing. We will try to enlarge women’s opportunities to take part in policy making. Media monitoring from the viewpoint of gender-responsiveness and campaign for work family balance will be carried out all year round.
Prevention of Violence against Women
To recover victims of domestic violence and support their independent life, shelter and various healing programs will be offered. We will also try to build stronger community safety net to protect women and girls from all kinds of violence.
Improvement of Human Rights of Care Service Provider
Seoul YWCA will try to change our common awareness on care service provider and the worth of their work, which takes the largest part of women’s unofficial labor. In cooperation with other organization, we will try to revise the Labor Standard Act and the Employment Security Act.