Survey Reveals 10% of School Teachers in Busan Have Been Victims of Sexual Harassment

A recent survey showed at least ten percent of school teachers in Busan said they have been victims of sexual harassment.

The Busan Women’s Committee of the Korean Teachers and Education Workers Union held a press conference in front of the education office in Busan and announced the results of a survey against teachers at school for sexual harassment over the past three years.

83.7% of the victims of sexual harassment were found to have responded passively with patience, avoidance or silence.

The survey was conducted on 1,486 teachers where 150 female teachers and 17 male teachers said they have been victimized in sexual harassment.

By cases, 6.7% of the respondents said they have been harassed by being judged on their physical appearance or compared through sexual metaphor.

The Women’s Committee of KTU urged the Busan Office of Education to provide a strong and proactive response system and measures to thoroughly prevent gender violence, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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