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Voice of the Year
Voice of the Year, which marks its fifth anniversary this year, will award a prize of 1 million KRW and a plaque to respective organizations and individuals who have been working on women’s pending issues over the past year.

Award

with monetary award of KRW 1,000,000 and a trophy

  • CHOI Malja

    Choi Malja is still fighting to correct the wrongful judgments of the judiciary regarding sexual violence victims and to secure the rights of women who have experienced violence.

  • PFLAG Korea

    This organization has been actively working to raise awareness of the existence and rights of sexual minorities and to support individuals and their families. In particular, the documentary Coming to You (2021) received praise for capturing the process of understanding between parents and children.

  • KIM Kyungshin

    Kim Kyung-shin has continuously made efforts to change the perception of gender discrimination in the construction industry and to improve the safety and rights of female construction workers.

  • Special Award

    Women's Film Festival in Incheon

    Despite the discriminatory administration by the city of Incheon, which censored the festival and demanded the exclusion of queer films, the 19th Women's Film Festival in Incheon was held with the support and solidarity of the citizens.

“Voice of the Year” Previous Awardees
2019
  • Prosecutor SEO Ji-hyun
    • Vice superintendent prosecutor of the district public prosecutor's office in Seongnam, Gyeonggi, a special advisor for the office of gender equality policies at The Ministry of Justice
      She ignited the #MeToo Movement in South Korea by speaking out about the sexual harassment by her former senior Justice Ministry official.
  • Politicalmamas
    • Politicalmamas is a civic group established on June 11, 2017, to reform Korean society’s irrationality and systematic contradictions by mothers’ political engagement. It has raised the issues regarding the corrupted private kindergartens and contributed to solving the problem.
  • Youth Feminist Network “Wetee”
    • The network first emerged after the Gangnam station public toilet murder case in 2016 and developed to the Youth Feminist Network “Wetee” in 2019. It actively engaged in the “School MeToo” movement, facilitated a nationwide network for young feminists, organized various rallies, and raised visibility about the Korean situation to the international community.
  • The 2018 Network Against the Abolition of the Women’s Student Council: That Democracy is Wrong
    • The students’ network against the abolition of the Women’s Student Councils in college campuses including, Yonsei University, Sungsungeo and Yeossogong
  • Safe Abortion
    • It has strived to change the governmental, legal, and systematic structure that illegalizes women’s body and fundamentally endangers women’s health.
2020
  • Rapper SLEEQ
    • Pursuing the songs which kill nobody, Sleeq, as a feminist artist, makes music beyond the boundaries of woman, queer, the gender binary, and toward all the possibilities.
  • Team Flame
    • Team Flame is made up of university student reporters, who began investigating the digital sexual crime committed in Telegram chat rooms, so-called nth rooms and reported this case for the first time. They have been working to raise social awareness on digital sexual crimes and to strenghten solidarity with the survivors.
2021
  • KIM Jin-sook, the executive committee member of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions Busan Regional Branch
    • The labor activist unceasingly struggling for respect for workers
  • Announcer LIM Hyunju
    • Speaking about the beauty of diversity, beyond appearance.
  • Salim Health Welfare Social Cooperative
    • Pursuing a caring community with a feminist view of health
  • National House Manager's Cooperative
    • Achieved the legislation of domestic labor law after 68-year’s struggle
  • South Korean Coalition for Anti-Discrimination Legislation
    • Solidarity Association for enactment of Comprehensive Anti-Discrimination Law
2022
  • Korean Women's Environmental Network Commentary
    • An organization that has consistently worked to create an ecological and gender-equal society. It has been greatly contributing to the public debate on women’s menstrual and health rights.
  • Rolling GURU (KIM Jiwoo)
    • Kim pleasantly and sharply conveys her daily life as a disabled woman in her 20s, theater actor and student through her Rolling GURU channel.
  • Jong-rin, Branch Head of Union of Paris Baguette
    • Lim went on a 53-day hunger strike due to oppression of the labor union and the issue of bakers’ right to rest, and are still fighting.