Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the universe for one’s dignity, from birth until death.
All human rights are equally important. All nations have an obligation to protect and promote the dignity of all human rights without discrimination, regardless of political, economic, and cultural systems. Race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, language, religion, political or other ideology, national and social origin, property, and other circumstances can not be a reason for discrimination. To make a safe KDI school and to make healthy culture in KDI school, an individual must not forget to respect and consider other's rights.
I will check my own words and actions. If the other person expresses discomfort or displeasure at my words and actions, I will stop immediately and think from the other person’s point of view.
I will remember that everyone has an equal human right.
Before intimate activities, I will consider once more whether the other person’s gaze or culture would allow me to do this activity.
I will not make any intimate contact that the other person does not want.
I will not cover up the problem.
I will not make hasty judgments or intervene, and will not spread rumors about the private matters of others.
In order to reduce secondary damage, I will not disclose stories about human rights violations, sexual harassment, or sexual violence cases.
I will refrain from talking about discriminatory or stereotyped ideas in conversation, and try to collect various opinions through open questions.
I will develop human rights and gender sensitivity for a community culture where anyone can talk about inconveniences.
I will strive for a society that is free from prejudice by thinking from various perspectives, by age group and race, and a community where everyone is respected. 11. I will do my best to help those in need.
I will do my best to help those in need
Sexual Harassment &
Sexual Harassment Q&A
What is sexual harassment?
Sexual harassment is defined as any behavior including verbal and nonverbal actions that arouses sexual humiliation to individual in their workplace, public entity, school setting and others, Harassment can include "sexual harassment" or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.
Three types of sexual harassment
- Obscene or unwanted sexual looks or gestures.
- Public display or showing sexually suggestive photographs, pictures, drawings, etc.
- Asking personal questions
- Spreading rumors about a person’s sex life
- Making sexual comments about a person’s body
- Forcing a person to pour drinks or follow the gender rule
- Constantly make sexual joke when someone already displayed displeasure. etc
- Suddenly bring the body into close contact
- Touching someone’s body without his or her agreement etc
What is sexual violence?
Sexual violence is any kind of mental, verbal, physical violence that infringes on an individual’s sexual independence, which goes against the will of the person. Sexual violence is not limited to ‘rape’ or ‘indecent sexual acts, but it also includes other sexual violence that is not restricted to the criminal act defined by law. Because sexual violence is considered as a broader concept that includes mental, and verbal violence, conduct that does not accompany physical contact could be considered as sexual violence.
How can we prevent sexual harassment and violence in KDI school?
Individuals must understand that not all relationships and experiences lead to pleasurable experiences, and an individual must learn and strive to change to eliminate the gender stereotypes and double standards that remain in society and on campus.
Furthermore, every individual needs to be considerate of the other person's feelings and be able to communicate appropriately. Individuals must be able to express their opinion resolutely on the objectionable sexual words and actions of the other person, and when the other person expresses such an expression, an individual must respectfully accept it and improve one’s behavior.
Prevention and taking action againt sexual violence
- Must understant the difference in between others and themselves.
- Be educated and be aware about sexual violence
- Clearly communicate when you feel uncomfortable and respect other person’s reaction when they express their discomfort.
- Be confident in the discomfort felt by the other's words and actions.
- Express your unpleasant feeling and clearly refuse the other person's demand in a firm and respectful manner. Also, demand particular responsibility of action such as an apology and suspension of the act.
- Make a note of the damage, and think about what could be evidence to collect the evidence as much as possible.
- Ask for help from someone you can trust and a professional organization such as the Human Rights Center.
- If necessary, proceed with legal relief procedures.
- Call the women’s emergency number 1366 or 112 to report the violence.
- Do not wash or change clothes. Go to the police station or hospital.
- Ensure that the scene of sexual violence is preserved.
- Collect clothes and other evidence worn at the time of sexual violence and store them in paper bags to prevent moisture. - If there is a bruise or wound on the body, take a picture.
- Make a detailed note of what you remember, such as the perpetrator's characteristics and behavior at the time of the violence. ※ Even if you don't currently want to sue, your heart and circumstances can change, so collect evidence that you can only gather now.
- Don’t blame yourself for the event.
- If you need psychological help, always seek help from an expert.
What should I do if I am a victim of sexual violence?
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- Take the other person's expressions of dislike seriously and immediately stop acting and speaking.
- Think from the other person's point of view, admit the wrong, and apologize.
- Faithfully fulfill responsibilities for the offense.
- Reflect on your attitude and try to prevent recurrence.
- Participate actively in remedies for the victim, and be careful not to inflict secondary damage due to criticism or spreading information.
- Give the victim emotional support and trust.
- Do not spread rumors about the case.
- Guide the victim to the relevant agencies so that he or she can receive help.
- Do your best to prevent secondary damage.
- Do not advise
- Giving disadvantages, spreading rumors about the case, rejection of victims, advocacy for the wrongdoer, and other behaviors that result in the harassment of the victim.
The Human Rights
Proclamation of Human Rights Management
KDI School of Public Policy and Management aspires to realize social value by complying to a proclamation of human rights management in every aspect of its operation. It has strived to lay a solid foundation that is conducive to cultivating a human rights-centric environment that protects all its constituents from human rights violations.
KDI School of Public Policy and Management supports the universal principles of human rights protection and hereby solemnly declares to uphold the standards herein set forth governing the ideals and actions of its faculty and staff:
- We shall honor and uphold the Constitution of the Republic of Korea and international norms protecting human rights.
- We shall mutually respect each other’s rigths and work together to create a positive work environment.
- We shall promote diversity and renounce any forms of discrimination based on an individual’s sex, age, ethnicity, disability, religion, political or sexual orientation, and reginality.
- We shall practice fair trade with collaborating businesses to realize human rights management.
- We shall exercise anti-corruption and transparent management.
- We shall contribute to the local community by demonstrating our school’s commitment to social responsibility.
- We shall strive to prevent any violations of human rights on campus and employ appropriate measures based on relevant laws against acts of violation.