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The Exemplary Life of Jeju Haenyeo

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UNESCO has decided to inscribe Jeju women-divers, known as "haenyeo," as the 19th Korean item on its World Cultural Heritage list in recognition of the outstanding skills of haenyeo to harvest sea creatures without using any safety gear and the unique nature of their job. The haenyeo culture also teaches consideration for socially marginalized groups, gender equality, coexistence with nature and social philanthropy. We take a look at the key words that explain the reason Jeju haenyeo culture has received global recognition.



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