Presentation Title

The Women’s Movement in South Korea: How Umbrella Organizations Advance Interest Groups and Politics

Location

Guzman 104, Dominican University of California

Start Date

4-17-2019 1:40 PM

Department

Political Science and International Studies

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor(s)

Alison Howard, MA

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

As of 2017, only 17% of the National Assembly seats in the Republic of Korea were held by women. This is 5.8% behind the world average set at 22.8%. Since the beginning of the women’s movement, women of all social and economic backgrounds have joined forces to combat economic, political and social inequalities rampant in Korean society. This thesis asks and seeks to answer the following questions: How has umbrella organizations contributed to the advancement of women’s rights in the Republic of Korea? What strategies employed by women’s groups in umbrella organizations have been the most effective? This thesis examines how the KWAU has been effective in advancing women’s political interests through partnership between member organizations via sharing resources, submitting reports, and data collection.

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Apr 17th, 1:40 PM

The Women’s Movement in South Korea: How Umbrella Organizations Advance Interest Groups and Politics

Guzman 104, Dominican University of California

As of 2017, only 17% of the National Assembly seats in the Republic of Korea were held by women. This is 5.8% behind the world average set at 22.8%. Since the beginning of the women’s movement, women of all social and economic backgrounds have joined forces to combat economic, political and social inequalities rampant in Korean society. This thesis asks and seeks to answer the following questions: How has umbrella organizations contributed to the advancement of women’s rights in the Republic of Korea? What strategies employed by women’s groups in umbrella organizations have been the most effective? This thesis examines how the KWAU has been effective in advancing women’s political interests through partnership between member organizations via sharing resources, submitting reports, and data collection.