You may simply wish to meet the right person at the right time.No matter how old you are,just try to fall in love again.Official guarantees of equal rights for men and women have no real impact in North Korean life, a source in Yanggang province told RFA’s Korean Service.“Although all North Korean residents are the victims of human rights violations by the [ruling] Party and leadership, the violation of women’s rights is particularly serious,” RFA’s source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Despite a decades-old North Korean law asserting equal rights, women serving in the country’s military and construction brigades are routinely abused by their supervisors, with some pressured to provide sexual favors and others forced into prostitution, sources in the country say.
Constant abuse In another incident, military forces raided the Yeokjeon district of Pyongson, the capital city of South Pyongan province, and took into custody 22 women working as prostitutes, he said.“All of them were soldiers except for four college students and another civilian,” he said.“Female soldiers suffer constant sexual abuse from their male commanders, and they often leave their barracks at night to earn money through prostitution,” the source said.“This is because of an inadequate supply system in which the General Rear Services Department of the NKPA cannot even solve a shortage of sanitary napkins,” he said.
Meanwhile, women conscripted into the quasi-military construction brigades called “storm troopers” suffer further horrors, a source in North Hamgyong province told RFA.“Everyone knows that storm trooper commanders above the company level bring women around called the Pleasure Group, and women who reject their commanders’ demands are assigned to the most difficult workplaces,” the source said.
A report prepared by the General Political Bureau of the North Korean People’s Army (NKPA) and presented in 2015 at a meeting of female officers has revealed the miserable realities of army life, though, RFA’s source said.
In one case, a female company commander in Regiment 316 joined the Korean Workers Party in September 2014 in exchange for sexual favors granted to a superior officer, the source said, citing information presented in the report.“Even after she joined, though, she was unable to reject the advances of political officials who had promised her continued membership in the Party, and as a result, her family was destroyed,” the source said.