South Korea has long been one of the most male-dominated societies in the world, but Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon hopes to begin changing that image. Three years ago, he launched the Women Friendly Seoul Project, a set of initiatives aimed at improving both the quality of daily life and long-term political opportunities for the capital's female residents. The mayor, who recently won reelection, talked about the project with NEWSWEEK's Richard M. Smith. Excerpts:
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