DailyMail: North Korea triples the amount of propaganda taught to pre-schoolers  

This Article Originally Appeared on the Daily Mail Published: 09:49 BST, 16 September 2020 | Updated: 14:14 BST, 16 September 2020 North Korea has tripled the amount of propaganda taught to pre-school children, forcing pupils to spend half their school day learning about Kim Jong Un under new orders handed down by his sister.  The new curriculum specifies that ‘Greatness Education’, … Read more DailyMail: North Korea triples the amount of propaganda taught to pre-schoolers  

Kim Yo Jong updates “Greatness Education” curriculum at preschools Kim Yoo Jin

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, recently ordered changes to the “Greatness Education” curriculum at the country’s preschools and the new curriculum was handed down to preschools nationwide on Aug. 25, Daily NK has learned. “Greatness Education” is aimed at cultivating loyalty and trust toward North Korea’s leadership among the country’s … Read more Kim Yo Jong updates “Greatness Education” curriculum at preschools Kim Yoo Jin

Child mortality down in North Korea but remains high, U.N. data shows

Sept. 10 (UPI) — The child mortality rate in North Korea has been declining for decades but remains high compared to South Korea, according to data from United Nations agencies. The latest Level and Trends in Child report from UNICEF and the U.N. Inter-Agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation indicates the death rate of children under 5 is … Read more Child mortality down in North Korea but remains high, U.N. data shows

DailyNK: Students, senior citizens mobilized to mine for calcium carbonate in Chagang Province by Mun Dong Hui

Amid the push to finish the Pyongyang General Hospital by Oct. 10, North Korea has been sending senior citizens and students into a mine in Chagang Province to obtain resources for the hospital’s construction, Daily NK has learned.  “In early July, the Cabinet and Central Committee ordered Sijung Mine in Chagang Province to produce 10 … Read more DailyNK: Students, senior citizens mobilized to mine for calcium carbonate in Chagang Province by Mun Dong Hui

Daily NK: North Korea delays the start of the school year, again by Ha Yoon Ah

North Korea has delayed the start of the school year again due to concern over the potential spread of COVID-19 and widespread damage to schools from recent typhoons and monsoon rains, Daily NK has learned. “On Tuesday afternoon, the Cabinet’s Ministry of Education [referring to the two ministries that handle primary, secondary and university education] … Read more Daily NK: North Korea delays the start of the school year, again by Ha Yoon Ah

Yonhap: N.K.’s child mortality rate nearly 6 times higher than S. Korea in 2019: U.N. report

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Yonhap) — North Korea’s child mortality rate in 2019 was nearly six times higher than that of South Korea, a recent United Nations report showed. According to the report from the U.N. Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (IGME), North Korea’s child mortality was estimated at 17 per 1,000 births in 2019, … Read more Yonhap: N.K.’s child mortality rate nearly 6 times higher than S. Korea in 2019: U.N. report

DailyNK: Yanggang Province is in the midst of blueberry picking season by Kang Mi Jin

The blueberry picking season in Yanggang Province’s Taehongdan, Baekam and Samjiyon counties began on Saturday, with local authorities in Baekam County mobilizing students for the harvest, according to a Daily NK source in the province on Tuesday. “As rumors spread that there are fewer blueberries compared to last year, there is talk that they will … Read more DailyNK: Yanggang Province is in the midst of blueberry picking season by Kang Mi Jin

Applying target congruence theory to victimization risk of students from multicultural backgrounds: A comparison of South Korean, North Korean, and other multicultural family adolescents

Highlights We study the risk of victimization between South Korean and multicultural family adolescents.• North Korean and other multicultural family adolescents face a high risk of violent victimization.• Adolescents who are depressed are more likely to be victimized.• Deviant lifestyles are associated with student victimization. Abstract The objective of this study was to apply Target … Read more Applying target congruence theory to victimization risk of students from multicultural backgrounds: A comparison of South Korean, North Korean, and other multicultural family adolescents

North Korea Freedom Week 2020

The corona virus cannot stop North Korea Freedom Week!    

Although we are unable to send staff to Seoul for the 17th Annual North Korea Freedom Week which will take place April 26-May 2, 2020 in South Korea, we are pleased to share that sessions will be posted on YouTube each day. The sessions are generally scheduled for 9 AM KST / 8 PM EDT. We will post videos here as they become available. While most sessions will be held in Korean, some translation will be provided.

Visit NKFW.org For More Information and the Schedule

North Korean Women’s Rights Event Held Online

On March 10, we again co-sponsored an annual event on North Korean women’s rights with the North Korea Freedom Coalition before the UN Commission on the Status of Women. The event, 25 Years of Repression and Regression in North Korea, focused on the lack of progress on North Korean women’s rights in the last quarter century.

Unfortunately, due to the corona virus, the in-person component of our event scheduled to take place in New York was cancelled by the UN Secretary General. Instead, we made the decision to host the event online. Please click the link above to view a recording of the event.