From North Korea to Japan: Empowering Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

Here is a great interview I conducted last fall with activist and advocate Betsy Kawamura, founder of the non-profit Women4NonViolence in Peace+Conflict Zones. Ms. Kawamura has spent more than fifteen years working with survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, particularly women who have fled the violent regime in North Korea and are now living as … Continue reading From North Korea to Japan: Empowering Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

North Korea Round-Up

North Korea continues to keep itself in the headlines, so I thought I'd put together a collection of posts I've written on the country throughout the years. From issues with the international community to massive human rights abuses within its own borders, North Korea  is an endless conundrum for those attempting to solidify peace in … Continue reading North Korea Round-Up

How Do You Solve a Problem Like North Korea? (The Mantle)

As I write this post, North Korea has declared martial law in preparation for nuclear testing. My cynical side wonders when the people of North Korea aren’t under martial law, but even so this move shows Kim Jong Un’s expectation that the international community will retaliate for the unauthorized tests. Experts expect that the test will … Continue reading How Do You Solve a Problem Like North Korea? (The Mantle)