Second World War had been ended with the atomic bomb which
remained as a representative of nuclear energy on everyone’s
mind all the time.
The word, “nuclear power “ itself was just started
to be known to the world as the bomb with terrifying explosive
and distructive power rather than very benefivial energy and
so it is the fact that most people obscurely are afraid of
the nulear power or radioactivity. In particular, it is said
that generally women are doubtful of the safety of nuclear
power and radioactivity. It is because women play an important
role in the society that have a baby, give a birth and bring
up the children, and therefore originally have the sense of
defense and rejection to danger. So if we talk about nuclear
energy and its applications in a position of only women and
at the same time in a position of professionals working in
the area of nuclear energy, it would be effective and also
I think it is our responsibility to solve this problem.
Women In Nuclear (WIN) is the association of women working
professionally in the fields of nuclear energy and application
of radiation in order to contribute to give a better understanding
about nuclear energy to the general public. Actually it was
very successful that women inform the benefits of the nuclear
energy and radiation to the general public.
The number of women is increasing working in nuclear power
plant, atomic energy research institute and other area related
to the nuclear energy, and now the population has reached
a hundred and fifty in Korea. The association of women working
professionally in Korea, WIN-Korea started on 7th November
2002 supporting the goal of WIN-Global. Currently WIN-Korea
has 80 or more regular members and associate members as men
who support the goal of WIN-Korea.
We, WIN-Korea members, will do our best of our work
with the confidence that nuclear energy and application of
radiation can be used very beneficially to solve the energy
crisis, food shortage and environmental disruption. Also,
we will endeavor to inform the general public, especially
women and children, on nuclear energy and the application
of radiation through information exchange.
Thank you very much.