2018 Research Trend
Internationalization of research ability and vitalization of ODA (Official Development Assistance) projects
o Ongoing research exchanges and dissemination of all research results through international policy networks
Promoting women’s safety and strengthening women’s healthcare
o Establishing basic policy directions for women’s safety, focusing on their everyday lives and building infrastructure
o Systemizing women’s health care and promoting maternity protection
o Doing research on health policies, based on gender equality, in order to eliminate health inequality between women and men
Strengthening the effectiveness of policies for the prevention of gender-based violence and the promotion of rights
o Evaluating the achievements and enhancing the effectiveness of gender-based violence prevention policies
o Identifying blind spots in gender-based violence victimization and developing solution plans for it
o Modifying laws and regulations related to women’s rights and the family and enhancing their effectiveness
o Presenting plans to promote the rights of single mothers
Developing policies to cultivate and utilize female human resources, based on life-cycle stages, in preparation for the fourth Industrial Revolution
o Creating jobs for women in response to the fourth Industrial Revolution
o Supporting a future-oriented cultivation of female human resources and gender-equality-oriented career guidance in secondary and higher-education institutions
o Developing future-oriented female leadership in the public and private sectors
o Supporting delivery systems and governance in order to prevent career discontinuation and to vitalize re-employment
Expanding women’s employment and improving the current situation of gender discrimination in the labor market
o Improving the current conditions of gender inequality in the labor market, such as gender-based disparities in wages.
o Eliminating blind spots in work-family balance policies and improving the workplace culture.
o Increasing employment of various groups of women, including female youths.
o Increasing managerial and decision-making positions for women in the private sector.
Developing a family policy agenda and alternatives to the current period of low fertility rates and population aging
o Developing inclusive policies of family support in the current environment of increasing low fertility rates
o Developing family policies in response to diversifying family patterns
o Establishing care support policies in response to changing family patterns
o Building a family-friendly environment for child birth and rearing through diffusing family-friendly institutions
Enhancing gender equality in national policies and the effectiveness of measures related to gender mainstreaming
o Strengthening the feedback structure for gender impact analyses and assessment of central and local governments in order to improve governmental policies.
o Strengthening the capabilities of policy players for the promotion of gender equality.
o Creating effective linkages between gender-impact analyses and assessment and gender-sensitive budgets.
o Vitalizing the gender-sensitive budget system in order to establish a foundation for the pursuit of gender equality.
o Production and application of basic statistics in the pursuit of gender equality.
o Production and application of big data in order to understand trends in policies toward women.
Providing a foundation for a society with sustainable gender equality and the spreading of such a culture
o Enhancing the effectiveness of gender equality through the integration of men into the process.
o Strengthening female representation and leadership in the political, social, and public sectors.
o Presenting the current government’s policy directions toward gender equality and suggesting alternatives based on gender equality.
o Developing tasks related to policies about women and the family in preparation for the re-unification of the country.