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Watch us; we are the Women Entrepreneur in Thandaunggyi

Watch us; we are the Women Entrepreneur in Thandaunggyi



Seoul YWCA had an article once to let you know that we are implementing ‘Sharing and Dreams’ in Myanmar supported by Samsung and Community chest of Korea for one year.


(making the ribbon with leftover pieces)
The purpose is to get their economic independence and self-confidence. There are two batches in Thandaunggyi during the year. The first batch was finished in July, and from the August, the second batch was started their lessons! They had a handicraft class and ICT class. Through lessons, they could think of the business ideas and the profits.





Thandunggyi is located in a mountain area, therefore it sometimes has trouble using electricity well, but they are having ICT class during this month. Please cheer them up and send regards! 

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.





Y: A paradigm shift from a culture of death to a culture of l…

Let me hear your voice, Pink-OUT!

"Let me hear your voice” Pink-OUT!
Seoul Y had ‘Pink-out business agreement’ to strengthen women’s empowerment in 28th, August.



The Pink-Out project is the project in response to physical, mental and verbal violence and social discrimination of the socially disadvantaged women.

It's aimed at turning the world into pink by helping them to speak their voice themselves.
It provides internal healing and empowerment opportunities for women who exposed to violence and discrimination, especially those exposed to cultural and economic isolation.





Earlier this year, Mary Kay released its social contribution product "Gel Semi-Matt Lipstick powerful Pink." and part of the profits was donated to Seoul YWCA for the Pink Out project.
This lipstick was developed with the concept "Paint your life pink."It contains hopes and wishes for an alien woman to paint her life pink again through 'Pink Out.'
First, from the second half of this year, Seoul YWCA will focus on campa…

I’m Gen.E reading a book!

Seoul YWCA happily introduces you the ‘Open Salon Gen.E’ (Gen.E means Gender Equality) ‘Open Salon Gen.E’ has two types of sessions as below. 1) The book lecture ‘I’m Gen.E reading a book’ 2) The Movie screening ‘I’m Gen.E watching a movie’


Having those sessions, Seoul YWCA tries to step forward to the society based on gender equality. We had Seo Hwa Kim who is the writer on 20th, July. She is a feminist mom who has a son an elementary school student. She has published her book recently ‘Sexual conversation between elementary school student son and the feminist mom’
Most people put a question, “Isn’t it too early to teach him about the sex education?” It is pretty interesting that parents avoid or ignore this matter while they are trying too hard to teach other education their children at the very young age.
“Young children like 7 or 8 years old can access sex video easily these days, and you know if children watch this at their young age, they will have distorted gender sensibility. Pl…

Current Status of Living Radiation and Countermeasures

The ‘Radon bed scandal’ that has recently caused is a hot potato in our society but we haven't found the right solution yet.



Radon is a typical radioactive decay product, but we are in a situation where everyone is at risk for radiation. Seoul YWCA had a lecture to know what the radiation is in our everyday life. In the lecture, Instructor Hye Jung Kim focused on ion products, cell phones, and medical radiation problems.
She started her lecture by mentioning the Radon bed scandal. Put simply, Using Radon bed make people exposed to radiation continuously while sleeping in bed without notice. The most miserable thing is that Radon bed has received more than 10 government certificates because they are known as an eco-friendly bed which is not true. In fact, it was a terrible product that caused a cancer.



The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is advising us to throw ion products away from you. Do you know that cell phones also have radiation? Studies show that cell phones cause brain …

Eco-friendly rainwater remover

The rainy season has come! Are you enjoying yourself with this weather? You can easily see the plastic bags for covering the wet umbrella. Have you ever thought that is too wasteful for the environment? Plastic bags including all the plastics are the huge concern around the world now. Korea consumes 19 billion plastic bags annually and it is about 57 billion won. The most miserable thing is that 23 million tons of carbon dioxide is generated by the process of making plastic bags.




Seoul YWCA is conducting a “joyful movement “to save the Earth and save us. We have installed an eco-friendly rainwater remover in front of the YWCA entrance.
Follow us how to use this remover J
1. Put an umbrella in a rain cleaner and turn left and right and shake over 5 times!
2. There could be raindrop even if you shook for a long time.
It is literally inconvenient but necessarily needed for protecting our environment.




Seoul Y is about saving energy, recycling, renewable energy, safe food, and ethical consum…

We are the Women Entrepreneurs!

What a wonderful praying room and The Cross! You can see these if you go to Prayer Mountain in Thandaunggyi, Myanmar. There are unique praying rooms on the way to the top of the mountain. Where 90 percent of the people are Buddhists, Thandaunggyi is very special area where the majority of people are Christians. Seoul YWCA has a meaningful education project here.
Seoul YWCA is giving the education program for local women with Myanmar YWCA which is supported by Samsung and Community Chest of Korea.
There are 4 lessons which are Sewing, ICT, Entrepreneur, and Gender for 100 local women in Thandaunggyi. World fellowship department of Seoul YWCA has been there to control the project smoothly.
Women who got these lessons could earn the profit while learning sewing.


Some participants could make profits from their own handicrafts through the training.The participants ' aspiration to contribute economic revitalization of the local community was surprising and touching.

Due to the difficulties…

Seoul YWCA’s first SNS press corps opening ceremony

Seoul YWCA wrote a new history in the raining summer night. Finally! Seoul YWCA’s first SNS press corps has been started. The opening ceremony was held on 26 June at the 5th floor of the hall.




At the first beginning, SNS press corps introduced themselves, and then they watched the Seoul YWCA’s introducing video together.
Su Kyung Choi who is the chairperson of promotion and publication dep. spoke words of greeting, and then conferring the certificate which is the highlight of the ceremony. It was the moment we can feel their full of pride and responsibility.






Seoul YWCA SNS press corps is consisting with a teenager, university student, power blogger, and so on. Some members couldn’t attend the ceremony because of their busy schedule, but we know that their determination is also the same as the other members too.

“We will make the World with justice/peace/eco-friendly with our pride as Seoul YWCA SNS corps.”

“We will keep informing Seoul YWCA’s news by using SNS to contributing Seoul Y…

‘Inconvenience for Earth’ energy saving education

“Summer has come! But its usage of electricity is dramatically increasing.”




Are you good at energy saving in your daily life?

Our consumer and environment team allowed our eight online supporters to be educated about the ways of energy saving for the earth on June 15th, 11th, and 18th.
Based on these three events, the supporters will be actively engaged in promoting the way of power-saving.

On the first day, Yumi Go, the lecturer, talked about why we should save our precious energy.


According to the Korean Meteorological Administration, they predict that the temperature this year will be higher than the average. The heat wave will be extremely serious and prolonged. Due to the global warming continued at this fast speed, the glacier melts thus making the sea level rise. Therefore, it will cause the extinction of some animals and plants as well as could destroy our entire life. Thus, Seoul YWCA wants you to know what you can exercise in daily life by preventing global warming.






On the …

Demanding campaign for establishment of ‘Same wage day’

How do you feel if you earn different wage even though you did same work?
As greeting the ‘Employment equality week’, Seoul YWCA held the campaign to demanding the establishment of the ‘Same wage day’. ‘Same labor, same wage’ means that employer has to pay the same wage to the people who have same value without any other discrimination in age or gender.




Even though the weather was so hot, No one can discourage the will for ‘Same labor, same wage’ for making a peaceful world. South Korea is the country which has the widest wage difference among the OECD countries, and also has dishonor about the worst wage difference title. Women earn the lower wage rather than men even though they both work equally.

According to the OECD, the wage difference in Korea between men women is 36.7%. This shows that women have to work 95days more to get as same as men’s wage.
Because of pregnancy and childbirth, women easily suffer from career interruption and cannot help working as a temporary employee. 4…

Y-Teen and Youth member’s joint ceremony.

“We will be the Y-teen, Youth member with fulfilling the YWCA purpose in our living.” Seoul YWCA held the ‘2018 Y-teen, Youth members (who are the university students) joint charter ceremony’ at the auditorium hall.



There were 18 clubs of Y-teen and 9 clubs of the university, and 350 members and the guidance teachers for the ceremony on 26th, May. 
The worship was started with Y-teen’s praise (Jungsin women’s high school) and then continued with watching mini-documentary ‘The First Voice @KNOCK’ by Kyung Sun Koo. It was valuable time to feel that we all are one of the masterpieces of the God. 




For the special lecture, Si Hyung Ryu (CEO of Kimchi bus) gave a vision lecture telling his favorite topics (Travel, People, Drinking, Cooking, Photos). He cheered people how he achieved his dreams by traveling all over the world. By the member’s oath, the ceremony has been steamed up. 





There was also Y-teen gender equality slogan contest; the slogan named ‘The only wrong star, gender discrimin…

4th Book report competition award ceremony

We are happy to introduce you this meaningful events!

Seoul YWCA held Book report competition award ceremony of 'Book mentoring Project' on 10th, May.


Book mentoring project is support program writing letters with sending books for girls who are in Youth Detention Center or Alternative school.
Seoul YWCA has held Book mentoring project since 2012 and Book report competition has 4th anniversary this year. Thanks for support, This Book mentoring project is sponsored by Hana Nanum Foundation.




We had 120 book reports and 36 students were awarded the prize including grand prize.

“I barely read books before, but while staying in Youth Detention center, I could be a friend with book and can even write the book report first ever. The most important thing is that I won the prize! I’m out of Youth Detention center now; however, I’m going to continue reading books as a good habit.” Song Min Kim (alias, Junsim Girl’s Industry High school student) who won the grand prize stated her feelings…

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…

#MeToo march on International Women’s Day

“Let’s make the world without violence with strength of Women."



Seoul YWCA and nationwide of YWCA of Korea members gathered in front of YWCA building and chanted “#MeToo” and “#WithYou” in an International Women’s Day rally.

They marched the rally from YWCA Korea building through Central Street of Myeongdong, to show public solidarity and to support #Me Too movement, eradicate the sexual violence.

YWCA members marched wore in black with purple scarf and carried the sign of MeToo on the left hand, White rose on the right hand.

“We declare that we are not going to be silent about violence to all women, to eradicate violence around the society and to change the awareness of sexual discrimination.”

“We, Women are no longer to be silent about every single of sexual harassment, and the society which accepts this for granted.”


“It is not your fault” “#WithYou, #MeToo”
“We don’t need your empty talk, Make up some safety plan”
“We can’t believe their apology, Let the law punish them.”

Pe…