Yeonmi Park Voice of Hope

The world is waking every day to a problem which threatens the survival of human kind. However, one among many is not just watching the evil happen but is tossing a solution. The world icon Yeonmi Park is becoming a voice for the voiceless. She advocates with passion against trafficking human beings and also works to ensure human rights are promoted. This includes to the global village and even in North Korea. Park has a bitter sweet story which may prompt many to shed tears but the end of it has seen her rise to the top to help others overcome challenges.
The making of Park
As a young lady, she has faced the trouble of economic crisis and family collapse. In 2007 she fled China and finally settling in South Korea. Although she came from a well up family in terms of political connection and education, the family was affected in 1990s by the economic crash in North Korea. Later, her father was taken away from the family for illegal trade and the family started staring at starvation. At her young age, they were affected by the human trafficking business with her mother and this forced them to find refuge in Mongolia.
Speaking for the voiceless
The life of Park has been marked with great contributions in the life of activists who speak for the oppressed. She has also encouraged other people to speak out and fight vices like human trafficking. This has been possible through her membership in different programs and organizations. This includes Casey & Yeonmi which stands for Liberty in North Korea. The organization deals with resettling refugees in South Korea and United States. The life of Park has also been marked with a need to create a revolution. This has seen her speak boldly against the demands in North Korea that that hinders tourism due to the ‘bow to statues’ order. She continues to retell her story in global events like the One Young World summit, the Oslo Freedom Forum and TEDx. She has also worked alongside Casey Lartigue in the North Korea Today talk show. Park is a strong believer in change and of better days ahead thus keeping her motivated in her quest to end social evils. For more on this, click here.