Ansan Women Workers' Association
TEL : 031-495-6844 / FAX : 031-495-6846

  AWWA was found at Ansan city where Banwol and Sihwa industrial areas are located, in 1998 as only women labor organization in the area.  AWWA aims to lead an equal society of job security and maternity protection for women workers in Korea and works to secure life time right to work for women workers.
At work and home, women face many challenges and suppression. To free from the bonds and to equally shoulder the half of the sky, AWWA supports women workers to enjoy the right social status. AWWA is the friend of women and brightens the future of women workers.

Her activities

@ Couseling : AWWA gives job training to unemployed so that they can re-enter labor market, in particular into the promising sectors for women. AWWA holds counseling and guidance for women to seek jobs and to regain self-esteem and self-confidance as workers.  

@ Education : AWWA carries out education courses on womens' rights, courses to be good parents and exposure programs as well as training for job seekers. AWWA also opens a school for women workers on gender equality education, monthly lectures, and cultural center.

@ Policy Development and Research : AWWA makes fact finding surveys on problems of women workers and on the basis of such researches, develops policies for women workers. In addition, AWWA opens regional discussion and public hearings to make women workers' issues visible and audible.

@ Speical projects for unemployed women and women in poverty :  Together with Action Center for unemployed women, AWWA implements diverse kinds of job training and counseling. AWWA helps unemployed women to make up mutual help unit called 'Sang Jo Hoi' and supports their self-support and self-reliance through cooperatives and other welfare programs.

@ Organizing : AWWA organizes women workers at workplace and through small groups, Sang Jo Hoi, and courses for job seekers.

@ Solidarity Building : As only women labor organization in this area, AWWA builds consolidate solidarity with other private organizations and also cooperates with public organizations to widen her network for better support for women workers.

Her Associates

▶▶ Counseling Center for gender equal employment (Ministry of Labor designated)
     TEL  : 031-494-4362 / 0505-567-5050
     WEB :

▶▶ Action Center for Women's Welfare (Ansan city assigned)
     TEL: 031-495-6844  

▶▶ Yang Ji Self-Support Center (Ministry of Health and Welfare designated)
     TEL: 031-495-6846  

▶▶ Counseling Center for women's employment (Gyounggi province assigned)
      TEL: 031-495-6845  

Posted by KWWA
North Cholla Women Workers' Association
TEL : 063-286-7080 / FAX : 063-286-1633

NCWWA opened its office in 16th of May, 1997 and makes every effort to liberate
women and to make a free equal world of women workers.

Her Associates

1) Equaline (TEL: 063-286-1633)

● Counseling : on infringement of women's human rights such as maternity protection, job security, child care leave, child care facilities at work, sexual harassment at work, sexual violence, gender discriminative employment conditions or indirect discrimination
● Education : NCWWA gives education for counselors in Equaline once a month and helps them share their experiences and results of their counselings. NCWWA holds regular meeting to discuss women workers' issues every month and aims to develope capacity of counselors. Since 2001, four instructors approved by Ministry of Gender Equality, have given counseling so more active counseling and training against infringement of women workers' human rights at work can be carried out.
2)  Action Center for Women's Unemployment (TEL 063-286-7080)

● Counseling : disseminating job information and guiding courses for women workers as well as introduction of public works. ACWU also holds group counseling for dismissed women house holders every month.
● Education : education for 30 dismissed women to get new jobs once a month
● Support for minimum livelihood  
ACWU provided 120 dismissed women with rice, fuel and gift cards equivalent to 150,000 won in 1998 and 84 poor women householders with 100,000 won every month from January to March in 1999. In May of 1999, 'Month of Home' ACWU invited  156 dismissed women and their family to an event and encouraged them to get over the hardships as well as shared their pains.
● "Medicare Card" : Since September of 1998, more than 150 dismissed women have used the card, which guarantees their discounted medicare fees from many dental clinics and Chinese clinics.  

3) Action Center for Restoration of Women Workers' Rights

● Campaign : more than once a month, ACRWWR distributes booklets on women workers' rights in particular cleaners, subcontract workers, or prat time workers at the industrial areas in Cheonju and Iksan. ACRWWR also performs street announcement and holds street exhibitions to make people understand situations of women workers. ACRWWR develops campaign strategies to lead more people to get involved in our activities and events.  

● Counseling : ACRWWR gives counseling on minimum wage and application of Labor Standard Law to companies with less than 4 workers.

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Masan-Changwon Women Workers' Association
TEL : 055-261-5362 / FAX: 055-295-5355

MCWWA wants to build a world of liberty where women workers and their families have awareness of their rights and problems and overcome their difficulties as women and workers as well.

Her Activities    

1) Education
MCWWA gives education to women workers so that they can raise their awareness of thier identities as women and as workers. MAWWA held a research on working conditions and real situations of workers as well as wage discrimination in Exporting Free Zone together with trade unions in Exporting Free Zone and Commitee for democratization of trade unions and shared the results with women workers. In addition MCWWA gives education on history, economic/political issues and fundamental reasons of women's problems.  

2) Research and Policy Suggestion
MCWWA carried out researches on living conditions of women workers in the region, health conditions and levels of awareness for women workers, management conditions of companies in EFZ and job insecurity. On the basis of the researches, MCWWA published case books and held public hearings.  
3) Counseling

MCWWA gives counseling to women workers and support them so that they can deal with problems which they are facing everyday at home and at work such as organizing trade unions, wage, unjust dismissal, industrial injury compensation, health, sex, or marriage.
Her Associates

1) Women's School : education for unprejudiced points of view on love and marriage and sharing experiences and opinions among women and men workers

2) Equaline : counseling on wage discriminations and oppression of employers for workers in small or middle sized companies  

3) Tuntuni Children's House
For children who have low-waged working parents, MCWWA set up the house and share the burden of child care with mother workers.

Posted by KWWA