We are once again ensuring that the voices of the women of North Korea are heard during the annual UNCSW. The North Korea Freedom Coalition is hosting a panel at the UN CSW entitled: 25 Years of Repression and Regression for North Korean Women to mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration. Our panel will be Tuesday, March 10th at 6:15 pm in the Aqua Room at 4 West 43rd Street, New York, New York (same location as last year). We have two amazing eyewitnesses to speak out on behalf of the women of North Korea: Eiko Kawasaki, North Korean escapee of Japan, and Shinae Oh, North Korean escapee of the USA, plus outstanding NGO experts to provide insights and recommendations: Ann Buwalda, of our own NFKC, Greg Scarlatiou of HRNK, and John Sifton of Human Rights Watch.
Everyone is invited to attend and can RSVP at this link: nkwomen.eventbrite.com
We will also be visiting several UN Missions to request specific actions that can be taken to address the status of North Korean women both in their homeland but also as refugees. You all know — but most people do not — that most of the escapees from North Korea are women as they bear the brunt of the suffering in the DPRK. You can also help us accomplish this work by supporting these efforts financially. Your Financial Support Is needed: Please consider a donation – any amount helps – to support this effort to ensure that the suffering of the women of North Korea is not ignored. Donations can be made online here at: http://www.plumfund.com/charity-fundraising/csw2020
Many thanks and blessings,