Yeomni Park

North Korea is home to millions of people robbed of their freedom and living under constant fear for their life. Currently ruled by the brutal dictator Kim Jong Un, the people are living in an isolation and have been for the last few decades. We are not privy to much information about North Korea and the regime of power it is under, however, through bravery North Korean refugees speak out in hopes to create awareness of the world led by Kim Jong Un.

With my heart in my hands, I am inspired to share this video to shed light on the experience of Yeonmi Park, a North Korean girl who risked her life to flee the country in order to find freedom. She speaks out for the many Koreans left behind terrorized, executed and robbed of their human rights. 


“No humans deserve to be oppressed just because of their birth place. We need to focus less on the regime and more on the people who are being forgotten.”



For 7 decades, North Korean dictators have maintained and controlled its freedom of expression, economy and education causing the people of North Korea to live in extreme poverty, attend school for a price, be available for execution at their discretion, as well as continue operating concentration camps. The political crime or any act of rebellion committed by one person is reason for execution and condemned upon their entire family for the next three generations. 

There are many ways to help North Koreans, as stated below by Yeonmi.

1. Educate yourself so you can raise awareness about human crisis in North Korea.
2. Help and support North Korean refugees who are trying to escape to freedom.
3. Petition China to stop repatriation, we have to shed light on the darkest place in the world.
It isn't just North Korean Human Rights, its our rights that the North Korean dictators have violated for 7 decades. We need governments from all around the world to put more pressure on China to stop repatriation. 



Yeonmi was speaking at the One Young World Summit 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. The Summit brought together 1,300 young leaders with 194 countries represented to debate and devise solutions to some of the world's most pressing problems.  -One Young World