Sunseong-hoe

Suun Seong[1] (English: Adoration Society) was a Korean organization for women's rights, founded in 1896. It was the first women's organization in Korea.[2]

The purpose was to emancipate women by education and make them participate in the movement to keep Korea free from the domination of foreign powers. This was in a period when modernization was thought necessary to avoid becoming a colony under Japan or any other foreign power. It was the start point of the Korean women's movement. It was followed by Chanyang-hoe in 1898, [3] the Women's Society for the Payment of National Debts in 1907, as well as by the first nationwide women's organization in 1927.

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