So, North Korea Freedom Week is all about turning the spotlight onto the country’s human rights crisis, raising public awareness, and mobilising people to act. It is part of CSW’s strategy to help end the suffering of North Korea’s people, including many Christians who are held in prison camps and sometimes face execution. CSW has been working to highlight religious persecution and other human rights violations in North Korea for more than a decade, using every tool available. In addition to raising awareness and advocating pressure, CSW has been working with Lord Alton and Baroness Cox to find ways to talk directly to the North Korean regime about our concerns. In 2010, CSW travelled with a parliamentary delegation to North Korea where we were able to meet senior regime officials to discuss human rights concerns face to face.
by Arthur Furrowfield + Arden