Eric Lafforgue. After publishing hundreds of photos from six visits to North Korea, it was an offhand comment that got French photographer Eric Lafforgue banned. Lafforgue had seen Spanish tourists wearing Kim Jung Il shirts and told a friend that they likely wouldn't wear them in Barcelona. The Spaniards heard it and told the guide.
Women in North Korea
North Korean women and 'common law marriages' in China | NK News - North Korea News
The status of women in North Korea is not fully understood outside the country, due to the political isolation of North Korea , the unwillingness of the North Korean authorities to allow foreign investigators access in the country, and the existence of conflicting reports. The official position of the North Korean government is that women have equal rights with men. Although these social systems have not entirely been successful, they have been integrated into daily life to help women. The reforms implemented provided women's rights at work, rights of inheriting and sharing of properties, and rights of free marriage and divorce. North Korea also outlawed polygamy.
'They considered us toys': North Korean women reveal extent of sexual violence
The widespread nature of abuse by North Korea officials was documented in a new report by Human Rights Watch that interviewed 54 people who fled North Korea since , the year Kim Jong-un came to power. It took more than two years to amass the stories collected in the report, with subjects interviewed in countries across Asia. Human rights abuses in North Korea have been extensively documented and the United Nations estimates between 80, and , political prisoners are detained in four large political prison camps in North Korea. But women remain particularly vulnerable in a country where the police, market inspectors and soldiers are predominantly male. But we are human, and we feel it.
For decades, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea - more commonly known as North Korea - has been one of the world's most secretive countries. Its government doesn't like people from outside the country going there and finding out what's going on. It shares a border with a country called South Korea - and the two countries have not gone on with each other for a long time. A North Korean leader had not stepped foot in South Korea for 65 years and the leaders of the countries had not met for 10 years.