Human Rights For Human Wrongs
North Korea Human Rights Watch (NKHRW) is an organization based upon the virtue of compassion.
North Korea Human Rights Watch (NKHRW) believes that the single most valuable tool in the fight against human rights abuses in North Korea is education. We have determined that student groups have an innate resilience and the necessary energy to advocate for human rights in North Korea.
NKHRW strives to provide compassionate guidance and opportunities to North Korean defectors through creative educational programming and cultural exchange in the United States.
“Healing in Jeju” is a student-led camp where university students from the North and South travel in Jeju Island as they learn about the Jeju 4.3 incident as well as the process of reconciliation and social integration after the historic tragedy derived from ideological conflict.
The main objective of this program is to encourage constructive relationships between North and South participants as well as different USAU school clubs. Every healthy partnership as well as social integration starts with a genuine and friendly relationship. USAU expects “Healing in Jeju” to stimulate an active collaboration of school club activities and provide a chance for students from North and South to understand each other well.
This workshop was an opportunity to talk about the future unification of Korea. North and South Korean students tried to understand and overcome the differences between them through various activities in the workshop.
This summer we have invited two students, Dabin and Jieun, to the United States to learn English at the ESL center at Case Western Reserve University. Students selected to participate in this program return to South Korea enriched and better prepared for their future endeavors. Not only Dabin and Jieun improved their English skills but also they enjoyed so many activities outside a class room. They had so much fun and you can find out more by clicking the button below! You can also read teachers testimonials about Dabin and Jieun.
This drawing is based on memories of hometown told by a North Korean Defector Student. The life in North Korea was hard but there were also happy memories. She wanted to show hope of visiting her home once again when North and South Korea are unified. (Story by Hyang-sook Yu, Drawing by Rae-chan Park)
Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.
Universal human rights are often expressed and guaranteed by law, in the forms of treaties, customary international law , general principles and other sources of international law. International human rights law lays down obligations of Governments to act in certain ways or to refrain from certain acts, in order to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms of individuals or groups.
Radio Free Asia, Seoul aired three episodes about the event NKHRW sponsored to North Korea. This event was called 'Chung-ah's cooking class' which was held on Dec. 6th, 2019 in Seoul, Korea. North and South Korean students held a cooking class together to learn how to cook famous NK food - INJOKOGI which means artificial meat. Please listen to RFA episodes and enjoy!
In South Korea, academic pressures are intense. 83% of 5-year-olds receive private education and at age 18, students take an eight-hour university entrance exam. With so much emphasis on academic excellence, many are turning to chavruta study, the yeshiva methodology in which pairs of students debate and ask each other questions based on the text.
North Korea Human Rights Watch (NKHRW) has no connection of any kind, direct or indirect, with the independent non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch (HRW)