Country Republic of Korea
Year 2020
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The government developed stringent measures, including the “Webhard Cartel Prevention Plan (2019)” and “Comprehensive Prevention Measures Against Digital Sex Crimes (2020),” and formed a new organization to support digital sex crime victims (“Digital Sex Crime Victim Support Center”) in a drive to bolster the State-level response to gender-based violence that emerged with the advancement in ICT and eliminate blind spots in victim support. 

The Digital Sex Crime Victim Support Center opened in April 2018 to offer comprehensive support to victims of digital sex crimes. Providing counseling, digital content deletion services, referrals to investigatory and legal aid, medical care, etc., the Center has handled an increasing number of cases every year since its opening. Digital content deletion services were most heavily sought, representing 90.2% (169,820 cases) of the services provided in 2021. Moreover, an around-the-clock counseling system has been established while efforts are underway to uncover areas for preemptive deletion support through advance detection of victimization cases. 

Source of Information

The Government of Republic of Korea's submission for the 2022 Secretary General’s Report on the implementation of the General Assembly Resolutions on Intensification of efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls