Country Republic of Korea
Year 2017
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

In September 2017, the Republic of Korea government launched the inter-ministerial Comprehensive Measures against Digital Sex Crime to respond to a new kind of violence and set up the response system towards digital sex crime. The government set the Digital Sex Crime Response Team in the Korea Communications Standards Commission to ensure immediate removal and blocking of the video images that have been circulated in April 2018. The Response Team also conducts urgent deliberations. The Korean National Police Agency has established a cyber sexual violence investigation team within the existing cyber investigation team at each regional policy agency to build a system for prompt investigation.

Source of Information

Republic of Korea (South)'s submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.50

For more information: Launching ‘Comprehensive support services for digital sexual crime victims’