Minister of Gender Equality Do-yoon Byun of Korea, South

Byun was born in Hwanghae-do in 1947, and is a graduate of Chung-Ang University.
Byun has served as the head of Seoul WomenÂ’s Plaza, advisor to the History of Women Exhibition Hall, director of the Seoul YWCA, and member of the social-educational policy committee at the Korea YMCA.
The 61-year-old Byun has long engaged in civic activities to promote the welfare of women and underprivileged citizens.