The DPRK stipulates women’s rights by law and ensures that their position and role are further enhanced in all spheres of social life.
It is the consistent policy of the DPRK to ensure the equality of the sexes.
The Korean women have the right to elect and to be elected on an equal footing with the men.
The election of deputies to the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly was held on March 10, Juche 108 (2019), at which 687 candidates for the deputies were elected and 121 of them equivalent to 17.6% were women.
State organs appoint women to the leading posts and provide them with good working and living conditions, and institutions, enterprises and other organizations train women to be cadres in a planned way.
The Korean women also enjoy to their heart’s content happy and civilized life in the sector of culture.
They are admitted to schools and universities at all levels and, after graduation, are provided with the right to work in different public organs. A large number of women are now making tangible contributions to developing the country’s science and technology and the art and literature and exalting the honour of the country in international competitions.
The State builds specialized medical establishments for women to protect their health and ensure all convenient conditions for their health care. Institutions, enterprises and public bodies provide women with medical service on a preferential basis.
The Breast Tumour Institute of the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital opened in Juche 101 (2012) to specialize in preventing and treating mammary diseases of women. It regularly organizes medical checkup of women across the country to detect and prevent mammary diseases in the early stages by dint of its telemedicine system.