Korean peaceful reunification online workshop 2020

PSCORE is holding an online workshop to discuss the peaceful reunification. This will be an opportunity for South and North Korean young adults and foreigners to discuss together the successful reunification of the two Koreas.‘성공적인 통일을 만들어가는 사람들’에서는 남북한의 성공적인 통일준비를 위해 남북한 청년들과 외국인들이 함께 소통하는 평화통일 온라인 워크샵을 진행합니다. We welcome participants to …

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Rightscon 2019 ‘North Koreans need real information’ session

PSCORE presented at RightsCon for the very first time this year. In our session, ‘North Koreans Need real Information’, we discussed how the internet and factual information changed North Korean’s view on their own country and the rest of the world. Our testimony video showed the case of Mr. Roh who was able to escape …

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World Youth–Beyond the Cold War towards International Peace

We hosted a seminar titled: “Asking the World Youth–Beyond the Cold War towards International Peace”. Its purpose was to identify problems and to deliver an international perspective and discussion on peace settlement of the Korean Peninsula through the viewpoints of youths. We had three experts discussing the peace issue on the Korean Peninsula as well …

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PSCORE Speech Event July 24th 2018 with Korean University

PSCORE held another Speech Event on the 24th of July with the Korea University International Summer Campus. We appreciate their help in making this event a success! We had a lot of participants come to hear our North Korean defectors’ stories and perspectives on the ongoing political questions surrounding North Korea. We would like to …

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Campaign at Gwanghwamun Square (November 20th – 24th, 2017)

Although weather conditions gave our team hard time at the Gwanghwamun Square, this year’s last street campaign has ended on a successful note. PSCORE thanks everyone who took part by donating, getting our books and answering the questions on the sticky note board – please check out all the interesting things people wrote on the …

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Campaign during the Migrant World Film Festival at Ewha University (October 27th – 29th, 2017)

From October 27th to October 29th, PSCORE held a campaign and a selfie contest to spread awareness about the human rights violations in North Korea during the Migrant World Film Festival at Ewha University. Big thanks to everyone who came to visit our stand and took part in the selfie contest! Check out some of …

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A small-scale speech event with one defector and 30 visitors from Australia and New Zealand (October 2017)

On the 8th of October 2017, 30 visitors from Australia and New Zealand arrived to our office to attend a small-scale speech event with one defectors. After hearing our speaker’s life story, the guests were able to learn more about the hard life in the DPRK. Many had the opportunity to ask him questions, and …

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Speech event at Korean University with a former North Korean defector (July 5&17, 2017)

The 17th of July 2017, we had an event at Korea University where students were able to hear the perspective of a North Korean elite on several important topics related to North Korean human rights and the Kim regime. The topics of the event sparked a lively discussion during the Q&A session, where our audience …

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North Korean defectors, PSCORE interns, and volunteer teachers watched a movie together (July 10th, 2017)

On July 10th, 2017, several North Korean defectors, PSCORE interns, and volunteer teachers watched the newest Spiderman movie together. While there were several opinions on the movie everyone enjoyed being able to talk about it and getting to know each other at a cafe near the theater. After talking to people who attended the event, …

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A Survey of North Korean Defectors’ Perspectives on Political Issues and Security in South Korea (April 2017)

The Constitutional Court upheld the impeachment of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye in March 2017. Shortly after, the People for Successful COrean REunification  (PSCORE) surveyed 150 North Korean defectors both online and offline. The survey looked into their perspective on the South Korean political situation and investigated the common perception that North Korean defectors …

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Women’s rights in North Korea at Human Rights Asia Conference

In March 2017, PSCORE’s founder and a North Korean defextor, Kim Young-Il, shared his insight on women’s rights in North Korea at the 9th annual Human Rights in Asia Conference, UK.  “Of most concern was Young-Il’s observation that there is not even such a term as women’s rights in North Korea.” North Korea remains one …

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Video: Child labor abuse in North Korea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hjLGyU1_-0&feature=youtu.be Child labor abuse is a widespread and systematic problem in North Korea. Children are exploited to construct railroads, gather materials, and farm the land. Indoctrinated and Exploited is a collection of interviews with North Korean defectors about their firsthand experiences with these abuses. In this video, is going to be shown on the basis …

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PSCORE present: The PepperoParty

November 11th will be Peppero Day in Korea, when PSCORE will host its first ever PepperoParty at Hongdae Salon Cha Cha. Guests can enjoy live performances of various artists, participate in the open mic and receive free Peppero. PSCORE is happy to announce that live music will be performed by the Pegurians (페규리안스), Billy Carter (빌리카터), and Wasted Johnny’s (웨이스티드쟈니스). …

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PSCORE Rock Out Vol. 11

We held our 11th PSCORE Rock Out! Benefit Concert the past Saturday at THUNDERHORSE TAVERN! The past few concerts have all been in Hongdae, but this year we ventured out to the amazing expat neighborhood of Itaewon! The Line Up 9:15pm-10:00pm LudiSTELO 10:15pm -10:45pm Wasted Johnny’s 11:00pm-11:45pm Magna Fall   We want to thank you to these incredible …

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North Korean Human Rights Acrostic Poetry Contest

In December 2014, PSCORE hosted the North Korean Human Rights Acrostic Poetry Contest to raise awareness about the human rights situation in North Korea and express the desire for improvement and reunification. The candidates, both youngsters and adults, Koreans and internationals, were invited to contribute to the contest and try their odds with their very …

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Rock Out Vol. 10

  After a dreadful seven weeks of waiting and longing excitement, Friday 12 December marked the date when it was finally time to rock out again. The spotlights and amplifiers stayed on for almost seven hours this time, as organizers and guests could celebrate a little anniversary. For the 10th time, some of Korea’s most …

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‘Journey to Freedom’ Awareness Event

On Friday the 21st of November, PSCORE hosted ‘Journey to Freedom’, an event shining light on PSCORE’s activity in rescue missions to help struggling North Korean defectors and establish save passage to South Korea. On this evening, PSCORE’s founder and North Korea defector himself Young-Il Kim shared his experience on a successful recent rescue mission, which took …

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PSCORE invites you to the British Ambassador’s residence!

In December 2013, PSCORE conducted a rescue mission in China to save a young North Korean girl with severe frostbite. We are happy to announce she is doing well at Hanawon Resettlement Center and will arrive in Seoul within one week. South Korea’s Ministry of Unification is a government organization that is in charge of preparing for …

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PSCORE Rock Out Vol.7!

On the 1st of last month, we rocked out at Club Freebird in support of a worthy cause: PSCORE’s education program for North Korean defectors. That night, seven South Korean and foreign bands took to the stage and brought us five hours of great indie and rock music for a memorable evening! All the profits …

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PSCORE participates to Jayu’s North Korean Human Rights Film Festival

Kim Young-Il at the Winter Butterfly Q&A session Last October, PSCORE was very pleased to participate to Jayu’s North Korean Human Rights Film Festival, a three day event taking place in Toronto. PSCORE was proud to co-present three of the films featured at the festival: Winter Butterfly, Juche Strong and Seoul Train. In addition, Kim …

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PSCORE Rock Out Vol.4: Incredible bands, incredible crowd & incredible cause

Last Saturday, it is safe to say that the latest edition of PSCORE’s ‘Rock Out’ charity concerts was the only place to be. Club Freebird was buzzing from the get go, with a vocal crowd loving every minute of the energetic performances given by Seoul’s most talented indie and rock bands. The night began with …

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Announcement for Music Bands Wishing to Perform at United Nations Headquarters in New York, NY

Announcement for Music Bands Wishing to Perform at United Nations Headquarters in New York, NY Location: United Nations Headquarters, New York City, NY, USA Time: Late Sept.  ~ Early Oct., 2013 (One week) ? Can be changed by UN schedule Selection: 1 band (maximum 5 people) Information Round-trip airfare to/from New York City and living expenses (for …

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Successful Seminar Co-hosted by PSCORE During ‘North Korea Freedom Week’

This Tuesday, 30th April, PSCORE co-organized and co-hosted:   ‘Analysis of North Korean Defector’s Demands on Education Programs and Policy Suggestions: The Era of 3,000 North Korean Defector Students’   This international workshop took place at the South Korean National Assembly and was in conjunction with ‘North Korea Freedom Week.’   The event, co-organized by …

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PSCORE invites you to National Assembly seminar during NK Freedom Week

Dear members,   PSCORE would like to formally invite you join us at to our seminar, “Integration Policies and Unification Policies ? the Role of North Korean Defectors and the Lessons from Europe” which is to take place tomorrow (April 30th) at National Assembly.   We will be presenting and discussing an array of issues …

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Rockin for a good cause: PSCORE six-band charity concert at Club Freebird

Rockin for a good cause: PSCORE will be hosting a charity concert in club Freebird in Seoul on December 15th! Come and join us and do something good while having fun! Spread the word, share our event and invite your friends to make this a full success! https://www.facebook.com/events/445114878857430/ PSCORE invites you to Club Freebird in …

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Many Thank You’s for Your Donations Towards the PSCORE English Textbook

The 90 day donation period for donations towards the PSCORE English textbooks has now closed. PSCORE would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all those who donated:   Linda Dye Charlotte Bell Andrew Geier Linh Do Samuel Francisco Nicklas Mortensen Veli-Matti Andersson Susan Fisher Linnea Crafoord Olov Norlander Hanna Jakobson Monika Narbutait Georgia …

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Accepting Volunteer for Geneva North Korean Human Rights Campaign

Accepting Volunteer for Geneva North Korean Human Rights Campaign   In order to raise awareness of human rights violations in North Korea as well as the gravity of abuses and the need for international support, PSCORE will be launching “Geneva North Korea Human Rights Campaign” in Geneva, Switzerland.   Campaign Information Date: 9/10/2012 ~ 9/16/2012 …

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International workshop at the North Korean human rights week, 2012

We are holding a workshop on the topic “European-Korean Human Rights Dialogue: The experience of promoting human rights in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and beyond”   Venue: NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA, 8th Floor Date: 25th April, 2012 Time: 1 pm. to 6 pm.   ■ First Session Video screening  → Successful story …

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Anniversary of Educational Program for North Korean Defectors

On Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 PSCORE celebrated two years of it’s Wednesday evening Educational Program for North Korean Defectors at an event held at Seoul’s Seodaemun Police Station. The event was attended by the Chief of Police Sung-Che Jeong, Min Jung Kang – Senior Program Officer UC (University of California) EAP Korea , volunteer teachers, …

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Internship Opportunity

We are seeking interns in any major and preferably a bilingual in English/Korean. However, commitment and dedication to human rights is most important! Please email us at if you are interested. We prefer someone that can commit 3 to 6 months anytime between August to December 2010.   Contact Information:

Group Assignments – Global English Camp

2010 Global English Camp   ABOUT PSCORE PSCORE is a non-profit, non-religious, non-partisan NGO working for the reunification of the Korean peninsula. PSCORE is comprised of North Korean defectors, young South Koreas, and foreigners who share a common interest and passion for the reunification of the Korean peninsula and North Korean human rights issues. PSCORE …

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2010 Global English Camp ; June 25 (Friday) – 27 (Sunday)

Global English Camp Teacher Application 2010 Camp Dates: June 25 (Friday) – 27 (Sunday) Name: Date of Birth: Home Phone: Email: Cell Phone: Occupation: Address:   University & Major:   Nationality: Gender: Male (      ) Female (      ) Are you familiar with PSCORE’s mission and the situation in North Korea?  YES / NO Do you …

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4/30 Conference: A Discussion of Future Government and NGO Use

The North Korean Human Rights Bill: A Discussion of Future Government and NGO Use DATE:   April 30, 2010;   1 pm – 5:30 pm.                                      VENUE:  Press Center Building, Floor 19;     Seoul, Republic of Korea Host: PSCORE presents one of many events in North Korea Freedom Week.  A campaign to raise awareness of North Korean human rights …

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PSCORE KOREA Event: FREE Photo Exhibition and Dinner!!

Hello PSCORE friends! PSCORE invites you to join us in viewing world famous photographer Steve McCurry’s exhibition, Unguarded Moment. Dinner at a restaurant in Gwanghwamun will follow! DATE/TIME: April 13 at 5:00 p.m. LOCATION: Sejong Center for Performing Arts. Line 5 at the Gwanghwamun stop. Admission and Dinner are FREE!! We hope to see you …

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[PSCORE DC Event] North Koreans’ Life Inside and Outside of North Korea

North Koreans’ Life inside and outside North Korea People for Successful Corean Reunification Date: March 27, Saturday, 2010 Venue: TBD This event aims to offer comprehensive information to North Korean watchers and human rights activists in the DC area on the lives of ordinary North Koreans inside North Korea, as well as the lives of …

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BREAKING NEWS: N.Korea Human Rights Bill Clears National Assembly Hurdle

The National Assembly’s Unification, Foreign Affairs and Trade Committee passed a bill Thursday authorizing the creation of a body to monitor North Korea’s human rights situation and support activists in the South. The bill also guarantees funding for NGOs working to improve the human rights situation in the North and mandates a human rights advisory …

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“Democracy and North Korea” Essay Contest Winners Announced

In August 2009, PSCORE hosted an essay contest that encouraged university students to write about “Democracy and North Korea.” A wide variety of responses were received . Students expounded on North Korean politics, education, philosophy, literature, arts, and culture.  While all submissions were impressive, the winning essays focused on issues surround North Korean human rights. …

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YouTube Video Contest Winners Announced!

In December 2009, PSCORE sponsored the YouTube Video Contest: a competition which encouraged South Korean university students to submit short videos about human rights abuses in North Korea and the need for democritization in the Korean peninsula.  By wisely utilizing the internet, and particularly interactive-media sites such as YouTube, PSCORE hoped to educate internet users about the …

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PSCORE Education Scholarships now available!

N.Korean students a part of our PSCORE 1-on-1 English tutoring program are eligible for education scholarships! The scholarships can be used for anything related to education (ie. university tuition, books, English hagwon fees, etc). Criteria for selecting students for scholarships: – Level of improvement – Effort by student – Enthusiasm to learn – Test results (test provided by …

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April 25: Cultural SHINDIG at Namsangol Hanok Village!

To: PSCORE volunteers, tutors, translators and North Korean friends Event: Namsangol Hanok Village http://www.hanokmaeul.org/ Date: April 25, Saturday Time: 11:30am Location: Chungmuro Station, Exit 3, Subway No. 3 & 4 (We MEET here) Lunch and admission is FREE! Please feel free to bring your friends & family. Some of the things to see and do: …

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Statement of Condemnation of the Long-Range Rocket Launch

Statement of condemnation of the long-range rocket launch, disregarding the welfare of 23 million North Korean residents   North Korea defied international and South Korean warnings and fired a long-range rocket at 11:30 AM on the 5th of April 2009. In light of this reckless act by the North Korean government, we, former North Korean …

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