#South Korea

  • Article: A Mountain of Plastic Has Been Burning for 3 Straight Months in South Korea
    Environment

    A Mountain of Plastic Has Been Burning for 3 Straight Months in South Korea

    By Joe McCarthy|March 4, 2019

    The crisis highlights South Korea’s unsustainable relationship with plastic. Read more

  • Article: The Very Good Reason South Korean Women Are Giving Up Makeup and Cutting Their Hair
    Girls & Women

    The Very Good Reason South Korean Women Are Giving Up Makeup and Cutting Their Hair

    Feb. 19, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    "We are not dolls, we are human beings." Read more

  • Article: South Korea to Open Major Investigation Into Sports Sex Abuse Allegations
    Girls & Women

    South Korea to Open Major Investigation Into Sports Sex Abuse Allegations

    By Daniele Selby|Jan. 23, 2019

    South Korea’s human rights commission is opening its largest-ever inquiry into abuse in sports. Read more

  • Article: Angelina Jolie Urges World to Wake Up to Yemen's Humanitarian Crisis
    Citizenship

    Angelina Jolie Urges World to Wake Up to Yemen's Humanitarian Crisis

    By Leah Rodriguez  and  Carmen Singer|Nov. 5, 2018

    The humanitarian called for a ceasefire in the country while visiting refugees in South Korea. Read more

  • Article: Seoul Begins Offering Free Menstrual Products to Help End Period Poverty
    Girls & Women

    Seoul Begins Offering Free Menstrual Products to Help End Period Poverty

    By Jerica Deck|Oct. 12, 2018

    Young girls in the city now have access to free period products in several public spaces. Read more

  • Article: North and South Korea Vow Peace, Promise Joint Bid to Host Olympics
    Citizenship

    North and South Korea Vow Peace, Promise Joint Bid to Host Olympics

    By Joe McCarthy|Sept. 19, 2018

    "The era of no war has started.” Read more

  • Article: Seoul Will Now Check Public Toilets Daily as Anger Boils Over 'Spycam Porn'
    Girls & Women

    Seoul Will Now Check Public Toilets Daily as Anger Boils Over 'Spycam Porn'

    Sept. 3, 2018|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Perpetrators in South Korea are using tiny, hidden cameras to film women in public places. Read more

  • Article: Fate of 500 Yemeni Refugees Spurs Protests, Debate in South Korea
    Citizenship

    Fate of 500 Yemeni Refugees Spurs Protests, Debate in South Korea

    By Joanna Prisco|July 12, 2018

    An influx of Yemenis fleeing conflict has caused intense protests throughout the country. Read more