The Trafficking of North Korean Women: Live Conversation with Reporters Today

The memories of loved ones left behind haunt the women who make the dangerous journey from North to South Korea. Even though they escape, they are never truly free. RFA Photo.

Radio Free Asia will be hosting a live chat about human trafficking on Facebook today, January 26, from 4:00-4:30 PM Eastern time (9:00-9:30 PM, GMT). Human Trafficking has become a global problem. Millions of people become victims through entrapment and exploitation. Radio Free Asia has produced a special, in-depth series on the subject. RFA reporters go into the heart of Asia’s human trafficking business to document cases of this form of modern slavery.

We invite you to join us for the unique opportunity to participate in a the live online conversation with the filmmakers and journalists behind the video documentary series, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery.

The half-hour session, which will begin today at 4 p.m. EST/9 p.m. GMT Thursday, Jan. 26, will focus on the plight of trafficked North Korean women, drawing from the videographers’ who produced a short film on the topic. Many North Korean mothers leave the country in search of income to sustain their families. But they often end up in caught in a web of trafficking and corruption in China. Few of them escape to South Korea. This project had reporters talk to some of these women to get their stories. 

This will be an opportunity to learn more about assignment and understand another form of human trafficking. So, join us!

Here’s a link to the video that will be the topic of this discussion.

We also invite you to visit the project website.

Please bring your questions for this unique opportunity to talk directly with the journalists behind this eye-opening ongoing series, and learn about different aspects of human trafficking and its impact in Asia.

To join the conversation, you must RSVP to this event via this link. The conversation will happen on the Facebook page for the event.

RFA journalists will talk about how they have gone out to the front lines in the tragedy that is human trafficking. Watch these reports as victims tell us their stories, bringing a human face to this worldwide epidemic.

You are welcome to post questions on the Facebook page for the videographers to answer in the meantime. RFA will select questions to be included in the session.

Thank you for joining the conversation!

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