The purpose of this study is to suggest a framework act (bill) on the prevention of violence
against women based on an examination of relevant laws, legislative examples from
other nations, and expert opinions, with a view to converting the current legal system in
which the relevant laws on violence against women: the acts on the protection of victims
of domestic violence, the protection of victims of sexual violence, and the protection of
victims of sexual trafficking, are operated independently into a system with a framework
act related to violence against women.
The contents of the study include the examination of the concept of violence against
women, including the South Korean laws and policies relevant to protection and
support of female victims of violence, and an analysis of legislative examples from the
United Kingdom and the US. Based on the results of the study, measures on legislative
adjustment were suggested through interviews with experts and a Delphi survey.
The research methods employed include the review of related literature, an examination
of legislative examples from foreign nations, a conference of experts, and a Delphi survey.
Basic aims for legislative adjustment were set as follows: establishing a rational complementation among the policies concerning the protection and support of female
victims of violence, which has become necessary due to a legislative shift from a policy
for women to a policy pursuing gender equality, resolving disagreements between
legislation and policies as they are enforced, integrating the laws and regulations within
individual acts providing similar services, and introducing new institutions required in
order to protect and support female victims of violence. Finally, a framework act (bill) on
the prevention of violence against women reflecting the above-mentioned contents was
Key Words: domestic violence, sexual violence, sex trafficking, prevention and protection
of violence against women, act related to violence against women