Korea Women's Hotline
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Korea Women’s Hot Line
In 1983, the Korea Women’s Hot Line (KWHL) was established to commit in creating a world without violence and a gender-equal society under the premise of “violence should not be allowed in any relationship.” KWHL pointed out that violence against women is a social structural problem based on patriarchy. KWHL started professional counseling as a phased measure to abolish domestic violence and to support self-reliance of women victims and in 1987, the shelter for women was opened in Korea for the first time. Currently, there are 25 regional offices nationwide and 32 related counseling centers and 67 shelters.