Asan Plenum

Ms. Hosaniak has been with the Citizens’Alliance for North Korean Human Rights (NKHR) in Seoul since 2004, currently working as head of the International Campaign & Cooperation Team. Prior to joining NKHR she worked at the South Korean Embassy in Poland (1999-2003) and the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (2003-2004). Born in Warsaw, Poland, she majored in Korean Studies at Warsaw University (MA, 1999), completed a 6-month human rights course for activists in 2003 offered by the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights and has been working toward her Ph.D. degree at Sogang University, South Korea since 2005. Her dissertation focuses on transitional justice efforts in the former communist countries in Central Europe. She has authored the following reports: Prisoners of Their Own Country (2005); Flowers, Guns and Women on Bikes: Briefing Report on Situation of Women’s Rights in the DPRK (2009) and Homecoming Kinsmen or Indigenous Foreigners? (2011).