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ERIC Number: EJ884934
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0968-7599
The Accomplishments of Disabled Women's Advocacy Organizations and Their Future in Korea
Kim, Kyung Mee
Disability & Society, v25 n2 p219-230 Mar 2010
Since the late 1990s disabled women's advocacy organizations have fought against oppression and have made great strides in Korea. This paper aims to describe the accomplishments, challenges and future directions of disabled women's advocacy organizations in Korea. A qualitative design was employed to explore disabled women's perspectives. Participants were leaders in disabled women's advocacy organizations and were recruited from each of the organizations existing in Korea in 2007. Among seven potential participants, five were interviewed. Accomplishments to date include significant gains in the recognition and visibility of disabled women, advances in the use of gender-sensitive approaches to the development of disability policies and the growth of networks among disabled women's organizations. Disabled women's advocacy will continue to become stronger in the future through increased organizational membership, the development of a distinct organizational identity, the articulation of more focused policy concerns and continued network development. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea