Country Republic of Korea
Year 2008
Type of Measure Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation, Monitoring and Evaluation > Services
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual violence

Brief Description

Pursuant to the Act on Domestic Violence and the Act on Sexual Violence, the Korean government has established 92 shelters nationwide (72 for domestic violence victims and 20 for sexual violence victims). The shelters provide lodging, boarding, counseling and therapy for psychological stability and social adaptation. The staff of the shelters also accompany the victims for investigations and court testimonies and offer free of charge legal advice and information on vocational training and job openings.

Migrant workers and the physically challenged can use whichever shelter they wish to use, but eight shelters are reserved exclusively for migrant workers, four for persons with disabilities, and nine for migrant women.

Depending on the number of people occupying the shelters, the Korean government provides around 45.24 million KRW to 103.18 million KRW to the shelters for labor and operation costs.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of the Republic of Korea, February 2009