In 1995, recognizing the plight of women at risk of violence and harassment, the Sisters in South Korea initiated a hotline telephone service. In 1996 the Chun Cheon diocese provided a monthly stipend to assist the project. In 1998, the Ministry for Health and Social Welfare opened 24 hour 1366 Hotline centers in 13 provinces.
A 24 hour counselling/referral service available for women who are in crisis of domestic violence, sexual harassment, prostitution, and similar hardships in Gang Won province.
Sister Droste Kim RGS is the Director of the service.
24 hour Tel. Counselling service through 365 days a year.
Emergency equipped shelter management for victims of family violence, sexual harassment, and prostitution.
Network with Government Departments, other 1366 units, shelters, hospitals, police, legal advice offices.
Public awareness campaigns against violence.
Keep Statistical accounts of women who are victimized by violence.
Provide emergency shelter where women suffering abuse can find safety and rest.
Medical and legal support, Counselling, Referral to other shelters.
In 2013 this program was entrusted to the Sisters of the Good Shepherd. The request from the Jeju Diocese was to mission a sister in the position of Director of the program.
Jeju Hotline Director is Sister Rufina Shim RGS.
A 24 hour counseling/referral service available for women who are in crisis of domestic violence, sexual harassment, prostitution, and similar hardships in Jeju province.
Programmes and activities are similar to those above for the 1366 Gang Won Center, Women’s Emergency Hotline.
Sister Droste Kim receives National Award - https://www.goodshepherd-asiapacific.org.au/project/270