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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 cancers, heart, and other cancers. If an adult uses a cell phone for more than 30 minutes a day, the risk of brain cancer doubles.

For the last session in the lecture, we dealt with the harm of medical radiation such as X-rays and CT scans. If it is unnecessary, do not have immoderate scans.
The more you get scans, the more you are exposed to radiation.

If you once are exposed, it is impossible to get rid of them for a long time. That’s how important you have to avoid exposure as much as possible.

Seoul YWCA hopes you to live a healthier and safer life. : D



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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.





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

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.