Abolishing South Korea’s gender ministry will set back women’s rights, critics warn
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Shani Alexander
Shani Alexander, Senior Reporter

Plans to abolish South Korea’s Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MOGEF) will weaken women’s participation in the workplace and may pose new challenges for multinational companies' diversity and inclusion efforts.

The MOGEF was established in 2001 with the remit of encouraging female participation in the workforce and society, and protecting women and children against violence, harassment, and abuse.