PSCORE

Our History

2016

May - Nov Held street campaigns about North Korean human rights issues in main areas and subway stations around Seoul.
Mar 21-25 Lecture at University of Groningen (Netherlands), IGFM (Germany) and University of Le Havre (France)
Mar 11-20 Participated in the UN Human Rights Council and held North Korean Human Rights campaigns
Mar 7-10 Lecture at Dolphin School, Royal Holloway, King's College and Brunel University in UK

2015

Dec Published collections of North Korean defectors' testimonies in PSCORE's newest book, 'The Faceless Ones'
Nov Published international human rights report 'Transnational Abuse & Exploitation'
Oct 18 Founder Young-il Kim gave a speech at TEDxAPU Japan event
Oct 2-5 Conducted campaigns on North Korean human rights issues at Busan Film Festival
Sep 30 Hosted a lecture event with visiting school teachers from Australia and New Zealand
Aug 22 Held charity concert ‘Rock Out Concert’ to raise funds to support North Korean refugee students
Jul 31 Gave a speech on North Korean human rights with a North Korean defector & international students in Itaewon
May - Nov Held street campaigns to raise awareness and create dialogue on North Korean human rights (Sangmyung University, Hanyang University, Seoul Tech, Dongkuk University, Konkuk University, Yongsan Station, National Assembly Station, Yoeuido Station, etc)
Mar 11-25 Lecture at Eton, Radly and Bedales College in UK
Mar 11-25 Participated in the UN Human Rights Council

2014

Held five charity ‘Rock Out Concert’ to raise funds to support North Korean refugee students
Dec 12 Organized a North Korean Human Rights Poetry Contest
Nov 21 Held a screening of 'Journey to Freedom', an awareness event about PSCORE's rescue missions in China
Oct 03 Ran a North Korean Human Rights Street Campaign at the Busan Film Festival
Aug 01 Organized a support event to rescue North Koreans refugees with the British Ambassador
May 28 Relocated our office to Gangseo-gu, Seoul
Mar 20-27 Held 'London North Korean Human Rights Lecture Tour' at different universities in London, UK such as Oxford University, Eton, and Radley Colleges
Mar 13-20 Participated in the UN Human Rights Council and held North Korean Human Rights campaigns
Jan 21 Lecture at Dulwich College in London, UK

2013

Organized street campaigns every month at subway stations, airport, train stations, and main streets in Seoul
Oct 28 - Nov 06 Attended UN meetings in New York and gave a lecture at Columbia University
Oct 10 Published the North Korean Human Rights report
Oct 03-06 Held a North Korean Human Rights campaign as well as a cultural activity night for North Korean students at Busan Film Festival
Sep 22 Hosted the benefit performance by Foreign Language High School Orchestra Union for PSCORE
Sep 16 Submitted the North Korean Human Rights report to the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR)
Sep 01 Produced a North Korean Human Rights album called 'Music for Freedom'
Apr 30 Held a seminar about 'Demand Analysis and Policy Suggestion for North Korean Students Customized Education Support'
Mar 07-13 Participated in the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva
Mar 06 Published the 2013 edition of North Korean Human Rights casebook "Only the Freedom to Breathe"
Mar 02 Held a concluding symposium for the ‘North Korea Youth Education Mentoring Program’

2012

Dec 15 Rock Culture Festival Charity Concert
Nov 03-04 Global English Camp for North Korean defectors to learn conversation in English
Oct 04~06 Launched a North Korean Human Rights Campaign for the Busan Film Festival
Sep 10-14 Participated in the Geneva UN Commission on Human Rights’ International Campaign
Aug - Mar Launched ‘North Korea Youth Education Mentoring Program’
Aug 09 - Oct 13 Held the 4th Annual Essay Contest, “Let’s Talk About Unification,” and Awards Ceremony
Apr 25 Participated in North Korea Freedom Week International Workshop; discussing the issue of North Korean human rights with the United Nations and the international community
Apr 17-30 Hosted lecture events about reunification
Mar Held campaigns against the broadcast limitation of North Korea
Jan 25-31 Participated in the Myanmar human rights activists program held by the United States National Democratic Institute (NDI)

2011

Jun 04 Registered as an official NGO affiliated with the Ministry of Unification (Ministry of Unification Room 109)
Apr 27 Hosted “A Desirable Direction for North Korean Human Rights Law” Seminar
Apr 12 Held a speech event with Australian and New Zealand teachers from the Asia Education Foundation

2010

Dec 10 Held “What Made Them Change? – Korean Wave in North Korea” Seminar
Sep 06 - Nov 21 Held the annual PSCORE Youtube Video Contest about Democracy and Human Rights in North Korea
Aug 16 Hosted the 3rd Annual Essay Contest “Let’s Talk About Reunification”
Jun 25-27 Organized the Global English Camp
May 24 Had an opening speech in the press conference of the sinking of South Korean warship ‘Cheonan’
May 20 Hosted ‘North/South Korean Student Forum on Reunification’
Apr 30 Hosted North Korea Freedom Week Seminar
Apr 22 Hosted Information Session for opportunity of scholarships to study abroad in Germany
Apr 21 Directed a program providing education about unification to students at Ganggyong High School
Feb 26 Recognized by the Ministry of Unification as a non-profit organization (Ministry of Unification, #259)
Jan 29-30 Held a PSCORE Leadership Training Session
Jan 19 Participated in Round Table Discussion on North Korean Rights Issues (co-host: ELTF Australia)

2009

Nov 27 Hosted International Student Conference on North Korean Human Rights (co-hosts: Legislative Forum on Human Rights, Hanns Seidel Foundation, Korean Leaders Academy)
Oct 19 - Dec 20 Held the first Annual PSCORE Youtube Video Contest about Democracy and Human Rights in North Korea
Aug 19 Hosted a ceremony to celebrate the joint pledge of PSCORE and the Seodaemun Police Department to support education for North Korean defectors
Jun 26-28 Hosted Global English Camp (co-host: Hanns Seidel Foundation)
Apr 30 Held ‘Crossing Over’ Seminar (co-host: George Town University)
Apr 20 - Aug 20 Held the Annual Essay Contest, “Let’s Talk About Unification,” and Poem Contest
Apr 20 Hosted ‘Regime Change in North Korea and Human Rights Issues’ Seminar (co-host: Legislative Forum on Human Rights)
Mar 24 Held the 0.001 Campaign
Feb 20-21 Held a PSCORE Leadership Training Session
Jan 14 Participated in Round table discussion on North Korean issues (co-host: ELTF Australia)

2008

Dec 14 Participated in training program ‘Political Education of a United Germany’
Jul 31 Chosen by the U.S. State Department as a Human Rights Democracy Fun beneficiary
Jul 31 Held the first Annual Essay Contest, “Let’s Talk About Unification,” and Award Ceremony
Apr 26 Participated in the U.S. ‘North Korea Freedom Week’
Mar 29 Participated in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) as a Delegate

2007

Oct 25 Co-hosted Unification Culture Expo
Aug 23 Co-hosted Future History Camp
Jul 01 Started education program for young North Korean defectors
Jun 08 Hosted PSCORE Seminar at the University of Seoul
May 26 Co-hosted College Students’ Walk for North Korean Human Rights
May 25 Co-hosted Yeollin Uri Party and Grand National Party Round-Table Discussion on North Korean Human Rights
May 24 Co-hosted Press conference for College Students Walk for North Korean Rights
Apr 10 Co-hosted Founding Ceremony for the Committee for the Democratization of North Korea
Feb 08 Participated in ‘Protection of North Korean Immigrants and Reform of Laws Regarding Their Settlement in South Korea’ Seminar

2006

Dec 20 Co-hosted Memorial Workshop for the International Students Conference on North Korean Human Rights
Nov 10 Held first PSCORE Seminar
Oct 05 Launched the PSCORE website
Jul 09 Discussed and officially established PSCORE

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