Korean National Council of Women is a consultative body designed to assist a wide range of women’s organizations. It was founded by women leaders, including the founding President Hwal-lan Kim, in 1959 to elevate the status of women and contribute to the betterment of the nation as a whole. At the present time, it is carrying activities as a collective representation of women’s NGO of Korea with 48 member organizations and 16 affiliate member organizations nationwide.
Following the founding goals to respect the basic rights of people, to confirm that women have not only the right but also the duty to participate equally in all fields or life, and to contribute to national development and world peace, the Korean National Council of Women aims to promote friendly relations and cooperation among women’s organizations, encouraging women to actively participate in achieving developing women’s organizations and d just society, and reflecting the opinions of women’s organizations in the government and society, it has played a crucial role as the focal point of the women’s movement in Korea.
Further, the Council assumes a position of leadership in promoting women’s development projects and policy recommendations to the government through the network with ICW.
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