BASS Monthly meeting
Join us for an informative presentation by Joanna HOSANIAK, on her work with North Korean refugees:
Joanna Hosaniak has been with the Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights (NKHR) in Seoul since 2004, currently working as head of the International Campaign & Cooperation Team. Her work includes cooperation with UN bodies, lobbying and advocacy efforts vis-à-vis foreign governments and institutions, organizing international conferences on North Korean human rights and refugees held each year in different country and contacts with foreign media, film makers, writers interested in the issue. She is also responsible for fundraising and managing of foreign grants.
Prior to joining NKHR she worked at the South Korean Embassy in Poland (1999-2003) and the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (2003-2004). Born in Warsaw, Poland, she majored in Korean Studies at Warsaw University (MA, 1999), completed a 6-month human rights course for activists in 2003 offered by the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights and has been working toward her Ph.D degree at Sogang University, South Korea since 2005. Her dissertation focuses on transitional justice efforts in the former communist countries in Central Europe.
She has authored the following reports: Prisoners of Their Own Country (2005);Flowers, Guns and Women on Bikes: Briefing Report on Situation of Women’s Rights in the DPRK (2009) and Homecoming Kinsmen or Indigenous Foreigners? Briefing report from pilot research on the integration of North Korean residents into South Korea
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