By Dacia Pajé
Edited by Rosa Park
“The Twenty-Year Review of implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action concludes that no country has fully achieved gender equality and women and girls’ empowerment,” states Mr. Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, Chair of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW), which will take place from March 13 to 24, 2017 with the title of “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work”.
HRNK staff members and interns wish to dedicate this program to our colleague Katty Chi. A native of Chile and graduate of the London School of Economics, Katty became a North Korean human rights defender in her early 20s. Katty was chief of international affairs with the North Korea Strategy Center (NKSC) in Seoul from 2010 to 2014 and worked with the Seoul Office of Liberty in North Korea (LinK) from 2019 to 2020. A remarkable member of our small North Korean human rights community, Katty brought inspiration and good humor to all. Katty passed away in Seoul this past May, at the young age of 32. She is survived by her parents and brother living in Chile. With the YPWP series, we endeavor to honor Katty’s life and work.