WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a world where North Korean women are discriminated against, persecuted, punished, tortured, and even killed by their own government, the UN Commission on the Status of Women has yet to take up this issue. We were in New York for the annual meetings again this year and highlighted the suffering of North Korean women through expert and eyewitness testimony.Continue reading “Total Lack of Protection for North Korean Women and Girls – Video, Report, and Transcripts”
NEW YORK (February 27, 2019) — In a joint letter addressed to the U.N. special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Human Rights Foundation (HRF), the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, and the North Korea Freedom Coalition urge Special Rapporteur Tomás Ojea Quintana to address the South Korean government’s efforts to silence North Korean defectors and other human rights activists, thereby abusing their hard-won rights to free speech and free assembly.Continue reading “Joint Letter to UN Special Rapporteur: Defend the Free Speech of North Korean Defectors and Human Rights Activists in South Korea”
Published on Feb 26, 2019, Center for Strategic & International Studies
Little is known about North Korea’s Sakkanmol missile operating base. Using commercial satellite technology, CSIS has identified 13 of the approximately 20 unidentified North Korean missile operating bases. Can North Korea truly denuclearize without acknowledging their secret missile operating bases? CSIS Korea Chair Victor Cha explains.
Defectors from North Korea share gruesome stories of life under leader Kim Jong Un. CNN’s Brian Todd reports. Source: CNN
Twice a month, the current of the waters at the borders flows to North Korea. Yong-Hwa Kim who is heading North Korean Refugees Human Rights Association of Korea (탈북난민인권연합) has been launching rice bottles with bible and rice + other items. This video is the 71st launch.
Sally Jo Messersmith’s latest book is available for purchase and all proceeds will benefit schools helping North Korean Students at the Jang Dae Hyun and Kaem Saem Education Center.
It can be purchased at: https://hana-onefreekorea.com/
Brian Todd on The Situation Room covers the disappearance of North Korea’s envoy to Italy. Jo Song Gil, Pyongyang’s chargé d’affaires in Rome, disappeared along with his wife in early November.
NKFC Chairman Suzanne Scholte comments on the current climate for defectors and the suppression of human rights activities in Seoul.
NEW HRNK REPORT HIGHLIGHTS THE LIFE OF NORTH KOREANS OUTSIDE OF PYONGYANG A ND EXPLAINS THE MECHANISM OF HUMAN RIGHTS DENIAL AT THE LOCAL LEVEL; FEATURES FIRST-HAND TESTIMONY OF MANDATORY SELF-CRITICISM SESSIONS
THE REPORT IS AVAILABLE HEREContinue reading “HRNK Report Launch: Denied from the Start: Human Rights at the Local Level in North Korea”