North Korean women and girls who have fled to China in search of freedom and safety have found horror instead.
According to a new report from the international human rights group Global Rights Compliance (GRC), hundreds of thousands of women who ended up falling victim to sexual slavery and forced pregnancy at the hands of sex trafficking gangs in the border region between China and North Korea, known as the Red Zone.
According to the NKDB, there have been over 82,000 recorded cases of violations against North Korean women.
The situation is made more alarming by reports indicating girls as young as 12 are trapped in the Red Zone.
"Gender-based violence is a vicious cycle for North Korean women who cross the DPRK-PRC border." Director Hanna Song urged the international community to break this cycle at the 52nd UN HRC event co-hosted by Global Rights Compliance, FIDH, NKDB, and TJWG. pic.twitter.com/4etdMSyv8F
— Global Rights Compliance (@GRC_HumanRights) March 22, 2023