North Korea Freedom Week is Next Week!

It’s hard to believe a full year has passed, but next week is indeed North Korea Freedom Week. This year’s theme is OPEN! North Korea — Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Borders. The Isabella Foundation is taking on the important theme of Open Borders. We will host a session on the current state of vulnerable populations, especially children, in North Korea and how humanitarian … Read more

Conversation with “Jade”, a North Korean defector

On Tuesday, February 23, Isabella Foundation held an online meeting with our friends and supporters that included a conversation with “Jade”, a defector from North Korea. Speaking from Seoul, Jade described leaving North Korea on her own as a seventeen-year-old girl, surviving two harrowing years as a restaurant worker in China, escaping China, and finally … Read more

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.

Friends of Isabella BBQ and Open House, October 19, 2019

Please join the Isabella Foundation for a BBQ and Open House on October 19th, 2019 at Cabin John Regional Park. We will provide the food and the latest information on Isabella Foundation activities both here in the United States and abroad. Please RSVP below and feel free to bring family and friends. Email [email protected] for more information. … Read more

From Orphanage to Escape – Recap of event on May 2

As part of the 2019 North Korea Freedom Week, an annual week long series of events which ran this year from April 28 – May 5, Isabella Foundation co-sponsored with the Family Research Council and Christian Freedom International the forum “From Orphanage to Escape: An Update on the Current Situation Faced by North Korean Orphans” … Read more

From Orphanage to Escape

An Update on North Korean Orphans We all know that North Korea is a country where everyone is at risk, and where religious freedom is nonexistent. The government does little to help its own people and actively works to oppress them. But among them, North Korean orphans, or kotjebi, are among the most vulnerable. Under … Read more