The Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development officially announced on February 28, 2007 that all curricula must reflect a perspective of gender equality from early 2009. This policy is expected to increase public awareness of gender equality and thus have the effect of preventing violence against women in the near future. Meanwhile, an optional course titled ‘Safety and Health' was added to the higher educational curriculum in 2008. The course covers concepts and patterns, causes and current statistics, and prevention methods of sexual and domestic violations.
Recently, the Ministry took further steps to educate middle and high school students by providing more specific information such as current statistics and relevant legislation on sexual violation and trade. Such information will be incorporated into a health education curriculum in 2010.
Source of Information
Response of the Government of the Republic of Korea, February 2009