Activism of National Solidarity since 2004

History of National solidarity against sexual exploitation of women

• Before its establishment, the founders participated as key actors in the movement against the old prostitution law with an abolitionist view

• Three months after the legislation of 2004, national solidarity was established as a national network among women’s human rights organizations

• In 2006, it formed a survivor network called Moongchi

• It currently has 13 member organizations (counseling centers, shelters, and vocational training centers) around the country and its own counseling center in Seoul

What national solidarity does

• Government policy monitoring and convincing local government for further assistance (financial support for living costs, education, vocational training, etc.)

• Communicating with international organizations

• Researching policies and advocating the Nordic model •Taking part in issues related to women, civil society, and human rights

• Key topics fueled by national solidarity: Curbing the demand, decriminalizing prostituted women

• Public campaign for public awareness Documenting red-light districts and advocating for their shutdown

• Gathering men to discuss prostitution, masculinity, and male culture

Survivor network Moongchi

Moongchi shares their abolitionist view on prostitution coming from the experiences they had as a survivor

• The network holds meetings to share experiences of its 60-70 members from six regions

Moongchi attempts to meet the public to raise awareness by sharing their experiences in front of audience around the country

• The network is currently writing a book on their experiences and view on prostitution