Leaders of the EU and the Republic of Korea (ROK) have emphasised the need for a more human rights-based approach to digitalisation. Considering the ROK ranks as one of the lowest OECD countries in terms of gender equality this should be an area of concern for both partners. The World Economic Forum (WEF) ranks the ROK 124th out of 149 countries in terms of economic participation and opportunities for women. As well as this issue with the gender pay gap South Korea reports a high amount of online violence towards women.
Authors: Jessica Clifford and Tanja Krawietz, EIAS Junior Researchers
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