|Protest to Urge Passage of the North Korean Human Rights Act|
The Beautiful March: A Protest to Urge Passage of the North Korean Human Rights Act
To urge the South Korean government to act, NKHR, along with other organizations, organized and participated in a three-day protest, the "Beautiful March to Pass the North Korean Human Rights Bill." Over three days—February 12, 13, and 14—NKHR silently marched through central Seoul with signs calling for the passage of the North Korean Human Rights Act. The march concluded on the third day in front of the National Assembly.
Over the three days, nearly 50 people marched to show their support of the people of North Korea. Activists, students, citizens, and North Korean survivors all stood in solidarity. Thanks to their efforts, NKHR is optimistic that the bill will pass this year.
The North Korean Human Rights Act has many facets, but in essence, it would establish the following:
Perhaps most importantly, passage of the act would tell the world that South Korea takes North Korean human rights seriously. The Beautiful March brought our community together to share that message with South Korean lawmakers.
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