Century-Old Campaign to Continue
London will be home to the capital’s first museum of women’s history, celebrating the centenary of democratic equality.
February 6 marked the 100th year since British women won their right to vote. The Representation of the People Act granted suffrage to around 8 million women in 1918. The East End Women’s Museum will open its doors by early 2020.
Koreas Reunite in PyeongChang
The long-awaited 2018 Winter Olympics garnered much international attention thanks to a batch of athletes dispatched from North Korea.
In January, Pyongyang agreed to join hands in women’s ice hockey and a parade in unison under a unified Korean flag during the opening and closing ceremonies.
# Outcry from Silenced Individuals
‘I STAYED ANONYMOUS
BECAUSE I LIVE IN A VERY SMALL COMMUNITY.
AND THEY JUST THINK USUALLY THAT WE’RE LYING AND COMPLAINERS.’
Thousands of women stepped forward with their own stories of sexual violence, proving they have broken the perpetual cycle of victim-blaming.
Sparked from social media, the global movement known as #MeToo empowers other victims to stand against the silence of society and claim their rights.
The movement spearheaded by women swept Korea as a female prosecutor recently confessed to having been penalized after standing up to such abuse.
Timeline (source: EveningStandard.)
By Lee Sei-yon