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United Nations Commission on the Status of Women: Empower the Women Who Sustained North Korea

The North Korea Freedom Coalition has featured North Korean women speakers at the UN CSW for the past six years. This year, we will bring three speakers from around the world to discuss their experiences in and escape from North Korea. In addition, each speaker will discuss their experiences resettling in their respective countries, South Korea, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Finally, they will give their recommendations on how you can empower the women of North Korea.


Jihyun Park Witness from the United Kingdom

Deborah* Witness from the United States

Jade* Witness from South Korea


Suzanne Scholte Chairman, North Korea Freedom Coalition President, Defense Forum Foundation

Ann Buwalda, Esq. Treasurer, North Korea Freedom Coalition Executive Director, Jubilee Campaign USA

*Name Changed