Democratic Party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung delivers a greeting at the inauguration ceremony of the support group held at the Central Party in Yeouido, Seoul on the afternoon of the 4th. / National Assembly Photo Reporters
On the 5th, the Democratic Party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung’s Election Countermeasures Committee announced four major policy pledges to eradicate gender violence, including strengthening punishment for perpetrators of sexual violence. In order to prevent cases such as the case of the late Hwang Ye-jin, who died as a result of dating violence last year, the committee announced that it would actively promote the enactment of the Dating Violence Punishment Act.
The women’s committee of candidate Lee’s election committee unveiled the four major policy pledges to eradicate gender violence at the Democratic Party of Korea in Yeouido, Seoul on the same day.
The four major promises are to punish the perpetrators of dating violence, stalking, and sexual violence (gender violence) and strengthen the protection of victims;
In order to punish the perpetrators of gender violence and strengthen the protection of the victims, the previous captain said, “We will punish people so that no one can take the weight of the crime lightly. I will,” he promised.
Specifically, the so-called ‘Hwang Ye-Jin Act’, the enactment of the Dating Violence Punishment Act, was first promoted as a pledge. Regarding the case of Hwang, who died due to dating violence in November last year, candidate Lee met with the family of the Hwang family and promised to review the enactment of the Hwang Ejin Act in line with the wishes of the bereaved family, saying, “The fact that we were close at one time is a matter of weighting responsibility and should not be a cause of accountability.” there is a bar
The previous committee plans to abolish the crime of unintentional punishment for stalking crimes, which have been reported rapidly in recent years, expand the types of crimes in the Stalking Crime Punishment Act to include online stalking, introduce a stalking crime victim protection order system, and promote the enactment of the Stalking Victims Protection Act. said. It also suggested developing and commercializing IT technology that detects the approach of perpetrators of stalking and dating violence, and strengthening information protection in the process of investigation and trial for victims of sexual violence.
Regarding sex crimes against children and adolescents, the previous committee said, “The sentence for child sex offenders is far from the public sentiment and there is a big difference even compared to the international community. In reality, about half of child and juvenile sex offenders are sentenced to probation,” he said. Specialized in the abolition of the statute of limitations for child and adolescent sexual violence by relatives, raising the age and extending the statute of limitations, strengthening the support system for victims of child and juvenile sexual offenses during investigation and trial, in charge of investigations on child and juvenile grooming crimes, and in charge of international cooperation in blocking the distribution of sexual exploitation It also promised to expand its workforce.
In relation to digital sex crimes, the previous committee also emphasized, “As the number of victims of child and youth is increasing rapidly and the age of the perpetrators is decreasing, stronger measures are needed.”
To this end, it also proposed measures such as the establishment of a dedicated digital sex crime investigation unit, the introduction of an independent confiscation system to recover criminal proceeds from digital sex crimes such as illegal filming and sexual exploitation, and the introduction of a registration system to manage the distribution history of deformed cameras that are likely to be abused.
Regarding the eradication of the vicious practice of sexual violence in the military, “Sexual violence in the military is an attack by an ally by an ally. It is a clear violation of human rights and a threat to national security”, and establishes an organization dedicated to preventing and responding to sexual violence directly under the Minister of National Defense and the Chief of Staff of each military, expanding the deployment and strengthening of powers of counselors for sexual assault in the military, strengthening punishment for secondary offenses, and 2 The alternatives include strengthening the car damage response system, publishing an annual report on military sexual crimes and disclosing it to the public.
Rep. Chung Chun-suk, who is the chairperson of the women’s committee, said, “Protecting the safety and life of the people is the country’s greatest responsibility, but in reality, it is regrettable that we even ask about the people’s well-being. There are no exceptions to the great principle of protecting human rights. We will create a country where women are not insecure, and a society where everyone is safe.”