Yeon-Mi Park

Yeon-Mi Park is a North Korean defector and activist. She escaped North Korea with her family in 2007 and rose to international prominence after she told her heartbreaking story of suffering under the Kim regime to the 2014 One Young World conference.

Park published a memoir entitled In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom in September 2015, and now runs a popular YouTube channel called Voice of North Korea by Yeonmi Park.



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Escaping North Korea with Yeon-Mi Park

Yeon-Mi Park, a North Korean defector and activist, addresses the 7th Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – see quotes below, followed by full prepared remarks. Quotes: To Be Confirmed Full Remarks Good morning everyone.  I was so depressed to hear all of these heartbreaking stories; it’s really difficult to