Last September and October, PSCORE held two street campaigns in both Itaewon and Sinchon.
Many people came by and learned not only about the lack of human rights in North Korea, especially among children, but also about the reunification process. We were able to answer their questions and they also had the possibility to answer our questions.
Our team is doing their best to spread awareness about the current situation in North Korea and work towards reunification. It’s interesting to see the diversity of opinions on the topic as people answered both “Yes” and “No” to the “Do you think reunification will improve Human Rights in the Korean peninsula?”.
After the first campaign in Itaewon, PSCORE held another street campaign in the young and vibrant Sinchon area.
Although fairly different from Itaewon, our team still managed to reach out to people to inform them about the lack of human rights issues in North Korea, in particular dealing with child labor, as well as promoting reunification.
It was a good experience for both sides, even though some people disagreed with our beliefs and gave some constructive criticism. Koreans and foreigners were able to inform themselves and share their opinions with us, while we could also get some answers for our question boards and different points of view on the matter.
All in all, street campaigns were not only successful and informative, but they also were an interesting experience for our team. Connecting with people was not only helpful, but it was also fun and showed us what others have on their minds when it comes to human rights issues and reunification.
While some people did not agree with our beliefs, engaging in constructive criticism and exchanging ideas on these topics with both Koreans and foreigners was a beneficial experience for both parties.