The Government of North Korea has a problem with women and girls. Acts of sexual violence are perpetrated against females of every class, age, and status. Legislation designed to protect women and girls is not just inadequate and unenforced, it is repeatedly bypassed by men with power, money, and political influence. A thinly disguised misogyny pervades all that the government touches, allowing perpetrators to find shelter in its institutions and society’s patriarchal conventions.
In March 2018 we will release our first report on sexual violence in North Korea.