On April 6th, there was a special lecture about gender equality in Building 310 B501. From 3:30p.m. to 5:30p.m., Song Ran-hee, secretary general of Korea Women’s Hot Line gave us a lecture. The topic was “#Me_too movement, gender violence, and our attitudes to treat sexual abuse in university”. The lecture was held both for students and school personnel by CAU Human Rights Center.
The lecturer, Song Ran-hee, stated that discrimination and violence are closely connected, so there is a high possibility that gender discrimination can lead to gender violence. She also pointed out that the reported levels of gender violence is very low (about 1.7%) because people worry about the things that can happen later. In this sense, Me_too movement is so precious. Moreover, she mentioned the correlation of violence and authority, and it is important to look into the relationship of power between the offender and the victim.
Many school personnel and students attended the lecture. In the end, there was a question and answer session. Some participants shared their worries about gender discrimination and others asked questions of the lecturer’s remark. The lecture gave us the chance to remind the seriousness of gender violence in our society and the necessity to recognize the problem directly. < 저작권자 © 중앙헤럴드 무단전재 및 재배포금지 >