The #METOO movement struck a cord in me because, #METOO. I have had to endure countless times of sexual harassment without knowing what to do, or where to go next.
It wasn't until my friends encountered far worse situations that I started looking into ways to help them. However, I never actually thought of sharing this information with the world.
But here I am, the #metoo movement isn't just to share our stories, but also to swear alliance and to give out information for the world to see. Because together we are strong and together we can make a change.
Bring a native Korean speaker: Even though the police is supposed to provide translators it is best to bring someone you trust, even if you speak good Korean. So nothing gets lost in translation.
Sunflower center: The Seoul Crisis Intervention Center for Women and Children provides a wide range of services including 24/7 counseling, medical, legal, psychotherapy or violence investigation services to the victims of sexual abuse, family violence and sex trafficking to prevent and intervene in secondary abuse.
This center offers psychological counseling, legal services and investigation of abuse situations as well as medical diagnoses for battered women of all ages, children under the age of 13 and the mentally handicapped who have experienced sexual abuse.
Directions: Address: Seoul University Hospital Hamchun Center B101,
101 Daehakro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03080(110-744)
Subway: 혻50m from The Haehwa Station (Exit No. 3), the Subway Line 4
Outbound Buses: Get off at the Haehwa Station stop, Daehakro
Blue Bus: No. 109, 273
Green Bus: No. 012, 2112
Maeul Bus: Jongno 12
Inbound Buses: Get off at the Haehwa Station stop, Daehakro
Blue Bus: No. 101, 102, 104, 106, 107, 109, 143, 149, 150, 162, 273, 301, 407
Green Bus: No.148, 2112
Maeul Bus: Jongno 08, Jongno 12
If you are a student, check if your school has free counseling (Hanyang university does have a women's counseling center)
Another person that was recommended to me was www.therapyinkorea.com
In case of sexual harassment
Please leave a comment if you have any other information regarding womens safety.
and read the articles below to get a clearer view of the level of womens safety in Seoul
Police list most sex offence-prone stations in Seoul
saftey not guaranteed: A women's Experience on the Seoul Subway