Monday, March 14, 2005

Women Workers in Korea: International Women's Day Special

Here's some winning photos from a recent photo exhibition organized by the Korean Women Workers Association United for International Women's Day. Also in the news related to International Women's Day is this story on a petition to the ILO from the KCTU and FKTU from the Korea Times. Here's the info:

"Civic Group to Submit Petition to ILO
A civic group announced Saturday it will petition the International Labor Organization (ILO) next week to demand Japan apologize to the victims of the Japanese military's sexual slavery during World War II and compensate them.
According to the Korean Council for Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan, the petition expresses its opposition to Tokyo's bid for a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council.
The petition, signed by 200,000 people, will be submitted by labor activists from the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions and the Federation of Korean Trade Unions, who will visit the organization's headquarters in Geneva.
The civic group is also planning to call on the Japanese government to compensate Korean women forced into sexual slavery during World War II, at the upcoming 93rd general meeting of the ILO in June, an official of the council said. 03-13-2005"

Finally, an interview in English with Kim Mi Jung, a member of the Architects Union of the Seoul and Kyonggi Region. She is currently Division Manager at ANOMA, an architect firm with a staff of 30 architects. ANOMA designs mostly apartment complexes and divisions for major South Korean construction companies.
In South Korea, architects are considered to be a profession within the construction industry.... more here.

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