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Byun Do-Yoon: Breaking the gender patterns

  • Matheos Viktor Messakh

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, May 29 2009 | 09:58 am
Byun Do-Yoon: Breaking the gender patterns

PREMIUM JP/Wendra A. During her career spanning four decades, Korea’s Gender Equality Minister Byun Do-yoon has become clear on one thing: In the male-dominated societies across Asia, it is still hard for women to land jobs and hold on to them.

Breaking this pattern has been Byun Do-yoon’s primary mission since she took up the ministerial post in March 2008. Byun said duri...