February 21, 2024

Helping North Korea’s survivors of gender-based violence

"My mission is to have the refugees – both men and women – have this dialogue so they can share their ideas on how to catalyze peace on the Korean Peninsula"

With an online platform, and some training in how to use it, North Korean refugees around the world could help each other, and maybe draw attention to the struggles North Koreans face both inside and out of their native land.

At least that’s Betsy Kawamura’s theory, and she knows something about trauma, and what happens when it goes unaddressed.