The Korean Institute for Gender Equality Promotion and Education provides various training programs to public officials such as gender sensitivity promotion education, gender equality policy education, sexual harassment complainants counseling education, and sexual harassment and sexual violence prevention education. These training programs have their legal basis in the Framework Act on Women's Development, the Act on National Human Rights Commission, the Act on Sexual Violence, the Act on Domestic Violence, the Act on Sexual Harassment, the Act on Child Welfare, and the Act on the Prevention of the Sex Trade. These training programs are provided upon voluntary request, with the exception of government officials directly responsible for related tasks and obligated to perform them.
In 2008, a total of 1,956 government officials received such training.
Source of Information
Response of the Government of the Republic of Korea, February 2009