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Address: Sangdong Bldg. 6Fl., 1-2, Namchang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul
   Tel: 82-2-779-1573~5   Fax: 82-2-752-4225

The Federation is a private association dedicated to the cause of women, consumers, society and the environment. Its purpose is to help stay-at-home wives and homemakers understand their roles within society, and form a discriminating value system so that they can effectively unleash their potential and cultivate their respective strengths and capabilities to better run family affairs and guide family members along the path of success and happiness. The Federation believes that families are the founding units of our society and homemakers are leading actors for the progress of regional communities as well as that of the nation.

  1) Women's rights activism (enhancing women's social status by raising healthier families)
    - Great Women Project - unearthing hidden talents: Sin Saimdang Day celebration events (we currently support activities of some 3,000 artistic and skilled women discovered by us)
    - Initiative to encourage women's participation in political life, program to uncover and incubate female leaders, and 'Raise a Gender-equal Family' movement

Campaign to change Korea's drinking culture
  2) Consumer protection activities
    - Consumer complaint centers nationwide: 30 consumer complaint centers across the country, offering counseling and assistance with consumer issues (dial 1588-0050 from anywhere in Korea)
    - E-commerce consumer protection resource: Online consumer hotline for e-commerce-related consumer issues (www.jubuclub.or.kr)
    - Online counseling on wedding and funeral-related issues; Internet hotline to report spam and spurious and exaggerated ads
    - Monitoring of dietary supplements and pharmaceutical products
    - Activities geared toward improving efficiency in labeling of quality certification marks: surveys on consumer recognition levels in quality certification marks for manufactured goods and agricultural produce, seminars on boosting efficiency in certification mark labeling practices
    - Activities promoting enforcement of the requirement of nutrient information disclosure for processed food: calorie count analysis, status of compliance with the requirement of displaying nutrient information, verification of compliance with guidelines for labeling nutrient information
    - Protection of the rights of information and communications service consumers (number portability and protection of consumer interest following service and network consolidations)
  3) Environmental actions and safety programs
    - Campaign to separate food waste from other wastes and for separate disposal of toxic household waste (fluorescent bulbs, batteries)
    - 'The Refrigerator Cleaning Day' campaign, campaign to separate Styrofoam packaging wastes and to reuse packaging materials
    - Energy safety and saving campaign, including electricity and gas (encouraging adoption of energy-saving lamps, energy-saving apartment lighting system contest, energy saving campaign, LP gas safe supply contract system, campaign for diffusing safe LP gas devices)
  4) Career training for women
    - Job training for women: Dongjak Women's Labor Force Development Center (02-525-1121)
    - Career center: provides free job training, job listings and help with job search for women jobseekers (household helper, postpartum care provider, babysitter)
    - Activities to create job opportunities for elderly women jobseekers
  5) Activities toward changing lifestyle
    - Campaign for rationalizing wedding customs: Bridal Academy (twice every year, in spring and fall)
    - Campaign to bring changes to funeral and burial customs: Pro-Incineration Signature Drive, communications efforts to encourage adherence to the funeral practices recommended by the amended Funeral Services Act
  6) Activities to widen our network
    - With 70 regional headquarters (300,000 members) across the country, we continuously seek to broaden our member base through various initiatives and programs.

#701, Seoul YWCA, 1-1, Myeongdong 1-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, (Postal code: 100-021)
  TEL 82-2-774-4050   FAX 82-2-774-4090     E-mail : sohyub@consumer.or.kr