South Korea: Shadow Report on Discrimination against Women in South Korea Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

This shadow report was prepared by the Lesbian Counseling Center in South Korea (LCC) and was submitted for consideration by the CEDAW Committee as part of its review of South Korea's compliance with the Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

In its Concluding Observations to the government of South Korea, the Committee for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) called on the State party to “Take urgent steps towards the adoption of a comprehensive Anti-Discrimination Act, in line with articles 1and 2 of the Convention and General Recommendation 28 (2010), which includes a clear prohibition of all forms of discrimination, covering both direct and indirect discrimination, and also taking into account article 2 (4)of the National Human Rights Commission Act (Korea 2005), which prohibits discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation."

Read the CEDAW Committee's full list of concluding observations and recommendations to South Korea.