South Korea is a sovereign state in East Asia that comprises the southern part of the Korean peninsula. Travel to South Korea wherein you can visit beautiful and well preserved shrines from earlier eras.
Three young girls play on the steps of a building. At the turn of the 20th century, Christian missionaries opened girls' schools, granting Korean women access to modern education for the first time. When the Korean Peninsula split in 1945, the North applied communist principles of gender equality, placing a particular emphasis on the participation of women in economic production -- an approach that is still taken today.
FYI: A lot of Korean people would be confused by this picture. It's not really common to separate the Korean peninsula like this. Some would be rather offended. There is a lot of inter-Korean tension and problems, but they still see themselves as one people. (You know, 'cause 60 years apart vs. 5,000 years together...)