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January, 2016

2016 Y-Teen General Assembly
Youth department hosted a general assembly on the 7th, Jan. Twenty seven Y-Teen board members made an assessment of their activities in 2015 and created plans for the upcoming year. Also there was an election for the new board members and discussed how to develop the Y-Teen nationwide council and the Seoul YWCA regular volunteering program.

 


Cooking Class "Ohsunji"
The Gangnam Youth Center held a traditional cooking class "Ohsunji" on the 15th, Jan. as a special lecture in the Chinese character class. This class was proposed for elementary students to learn Chinese characters with fun activities. The participants tasted culinary culture by making rice cake with castella crumble and melted chocolate.
 

Youth Steering Committee Winter Workshop
Youth Steering Committee in the Seongdong Youth Center called "Creating Beautiful World" hosted a winter workshop on the 8th~9th, Jan. The group evaluated the activities in 2015 and made plans for 2016. Afterward, they also enjoyed a variety of sports games.
 



Published Everyone's newspaper
Garak Social Service Center published Everyone's Newspaper with Rainbow Reporters(youth activists group). The six youth reporters thoroughly participated in planning, editing, publishing, distribution of the newspaper. This newspaper will be made a good use of an active communication tool in the community.



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Open forum for MeToo movement and Media report.

I’m sure that you’ve heard about MeToo movement recent days. Seoul YWCA had an Open forum for ‘MeToo Movement and Media report’ to eradicate the violence of gender on 20th, March at Seoul YWCA auditorium.



This forum was to indicate the problem how media report the issue related with MeToo and to discuss what should we do to improve this matter.

Seoul YWCA has worked to advance women’s right since 1922, and is still working on support women who stepped out to explain what they experienced.

Women had endured for a long time before MeToo movement came out, and this is a new wave that they are no longer hiding their experience related with sexual violence. With this new wave, Media reports these issues every day, but they are missing something really important only by focusing sexually provocative subject. Because of this distorted media report, it causes secondary victimization of sexual violence victims.



The subject of open forum was ‘How Media treat MeToo movement.’ and there were 3 panel…

Come on, woman! Save the local area!

"Come on, woman! Save the local area!”
On August 30, the YWCA's northern district member event was held at TG Hall under the supervision of Seoul Y.


This year’s slogan was "Connect the hope through Women and Region”
Gangreung, Donghae, Seoul, Sokcho, Wonju, Incheon, Chuncheon, Total seven northern parts of the 450 members of Y participated in this event. 



"We're all members of the YWCA, re-inventing the mission given to us and working with local women. I wish we could become a community of hope and growth."
The opening ceremony was started as a welcoming address of Seoul YWCA Chairman




Education was also conducted to strengthen the members' capabilities. Lee Suk-jin, a professor of Christianity at Ewha Women's University, said, "Why should YWCA exercise in the region?"
She proposed the movement direction by area with the current status and assessment of the Y local women's movement.





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Welcoming Ms.Chantanee Molee!

Seoul YWCA had a special guest to its office on the 2nd of November. Ms. Chantanee Molee, the Secretary General of the National YWCA of Thailand. Although she visited South Korea for travel with her college alumni during personal vacation, she kindly made time to visit us and had luncheon with Finance Committee including the President, Ms.Cho and Secretary General, Ms.Yang.



Ms.Chantanee also stopped by the National YWCA of Korea to see her old-friend Ms.Yoo who is the Secretary General. Ms.Chantanee got informed regarding current programs of YWCA in Korea and take a short tour to Seoul YWCA building.

Seoul YWCA was really happy to see her in our office, and will continue the close relationship between two Y.