To celebrate the 110th anniversary of the International Women’s Day, members nationwide of YWCA of Korea gathered in front of YWCA building and chanted “#MeToo” and “#WithYou” in an International Women’s Day rally. The participants consisted of members and general public marched the rally from YWCA Korea building through central streets of Myeongdong, Seoul to show public solidarity and to stand together with the recent sexual violence victims.

Young Soo HAN, the President of National YWCA of Korea, stated publicly that “YWCA is against every single violence against women that happens daily in academia, in family, at work place and on streets.”

YWCA also urged the government actions to be called for meaningful action to tackle sexual abuse.

Participants dressed in all black and purple as a symbol of strength and courage, representing our solidarity with victims and survivors of violence, and calling for a world without rape and violence. After the #metoo march, participants laid red and white roses in front of the YWCA building to show solidarity and support for the #metoo movement.