Ji Young lived most of her life in constant hunger, was trafficked and forced to marry a man she didn’t love, and was forcibly sent back to North Korea.
Her strength and resilience helped her make a new life. She’s now a free woman in South Korea.
We’re celebrating International Women’s Day 2014 with six stories of inspiring North Korean women. For a better life, these women persevered through incredible hardships and are now pursuing their full potential in safety and freedom.