Yeonmi Park Biography

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Yeonmi Park is a courageous and influential activist and author who has dedicated her life to raising awareness about human rights abuses in North Korea. From her harrowing escape from the oppressive regime to her advocacy work on the international stage, Yeonmi Park has become a powerful voice for change and a symbol of hope for countless individuals around the world.

Born and raised in North Korea, Yeonmi Park experienced firsthand the atrocities committed by the regime. After escaping with her mother to China and eventually finding refuge in South Korea, she made it her mission to shed light on the human rights violations and oppression faced by the North Korean people. Her powerful memoir, detailing her escape and the struggles she faced, has become an international bestseller, further amplifying her message.

Personal Information:

Full Name: Yeonmi Park Occupation: Activist, Author

Family Details:


  • Father: Unknown
  • Mother: Unknown


  • Sister: Eunmi Park (Also an activist and advocate)

Social Media Accounts:

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Awards and Projects:


  • Human Rights Award (Human Rights Organization) | Recognition of Yeonmi Park’s outstanding activism and advocacy work in promoting human rights and raising awareness about the situation in North Korea.


  • Memoir: “In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom” | Yeonmi Park’s memoir, published in 2015, recounts her escape from North Korea and her determination to fight for freedom and human rights. It has received critical acclaim and touched the hearts of readers worldwide.