S. Korean women urged to report dating violence as cases increase

A poster from a South Korean police campaign to raise greater public awareness about dating violence and to encourage more victims to report their abusers. It reads: “Dating violence is a crime you must report.”
A poster from a South Korean police campaign to raise greater public awareness about dating violence and to encourage more victims to report their abusers. It reads: “Dating violence is a crime you must report.”PHOTO: NATIONAL POLICE AGENCY

Like a boyfriend from hell, he stalked her, abused her and badmouthed her to her colleagues.

"I can't live a normal life. Whenever I see a car similar to his, I'd feel so scared and tremble so much," the woman wrote on South Korean Internet portal Naver, seeking advice from lawyers. "I'm going to report him."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 09, 2020, with the headline 'S. Korean women urged to report dating violence as cases increase'. Print Edition | Subscribe