5월, 2016의 게시물 표시

YWCA boycotts any products made by Oxy Reckitt Benckiser

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Totally about 500 children and women are reported to have died or been injured after inhaling poisonous chemicals used in humidifier disinfectants manufactured and sold by several large distributors in South Korea from 2001 to 2011. Lotte Mart's CEO apologized to the public on April 18, 2016 and offered plans for compensation to the victims. It was the first company involved in the humidifier sterilizer deaths to do so. Aekyung has not yet made a public apology.(But Lotte Mart raised an objection to court's verdict later this news because of the large amount of compensation for the victims.) British-based firm Reckitt Benckiser has eventually admitted for the first time selling a humidifier disinfectant that killed about 100 people in South Korea on May 2, 2016. Oxy Reckitt Benckiser, Cefu, Lotte Shopping, Homeplus, Aekyung have been criticised for previously refusing to take responsibilities more than five years.
In this regard, YWCA with 36 civil society organization claims as…

The 108th anti-nuclear power plant campaign

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It's been 30 years since Chernobyl disaster happened and it's been 5 years since Fukushima disaster frightened the world. Despite all the lengthy period of time, it is still reported serious post-disaster damages from the affected sites. Unfortunately, it seems like many people still doesn't understand how much dangerous nuclear power plants are.
There are a number of countries declared no nuclear power plant such as Germany, Italy, and Taiwan, but South Korea is appealing to spread out nuclear-based electric generation. It is sad that we have to admit South Korea has the densest nuclear power plants nationwide, this is the point YWCA want to escape of.
Then how can we solve this energy problem that threats our environment and accelerate global warming? We regards "getting-out-of-nuclear energy" and research and development of renewable energy as sustainable solutions. In this regard, YWCA is gathering signatures to request petition for legislation of a feed-in tar…

YWCA news in April

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Seoul YWCA signed an agreement with Far East Broadcast Company(FEBC) on mutual promotion for both institutions. This agreement will play an important role not only for promoting Seoul YWCA's activities as a Christian women's association but also for spreading out its social impact.(21th April, 2016) Pursuing happiness : Intergeneration program Bongcheon Social Service Center have begun volunteering activities between Moonyoung High school volunteering club and senior citizens. The high school students visit seniors home once a month to teach them how to use a smart phone. Their kick-off event left high expectations for upcoming meetings.(8th April, 2016)
Yeongduengpo Women Resources Development Center opened an art psychotherapy class, "Listen to my heart!" for married job-seekers. The teachers are from the art psychotherapist co-op built by Yeongduengpo Women Resource Development Center, this is the first business the two institutions work together. The participants …