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Yeonmi Park

Human Rights Activist

Park Yeon-mi (stylized as Yeonmi Park)  is a North Korean defector and human rights activist who escaped North Korea in 2007 and currently lives in South Korea. She was once part of a ruling elite in North Korea. She now works as an activist, reporter, and speaker, appearing as a celebrity on talk shows and TV programs advocating for the cause of North Korean refugees.

Yeon-mi rose to global prominence after she delivered a speech at the One Young World 2014 Summit in Dublin, Ireland - an annual Summit that gathers young people from around the world to develop solutions to world issues. She gave a speech about her experience escaping from North Korea at the One Young World Summit in Dublin that received over 2 million views on YouTube.