HanVoice was founded by a group of passionate law students from the Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. The group started as a grassroots support organization and developed into Canada’s largest nonprofit organization advocating for the improved human rights in North Korea. Hanvoice today, is engaged in both political and grassroots advocacy to raise awareness among both Canadian decision makers as well as the general Canadian public. The Hanvoice political advocacy campaign is “giving voice to the voiceless” and to pursue this vision, HanVoice has consulted with numerous members of parliament, ministers and officials in addition to various other departments and agencies at the Federal and municipal level.
Hanvoice is one of the four University chapters across Ontario. Our mission is to inform and empower the Western student body to mobilize each individual to affect the lives of North Koreans. The executive team currently consists of 27 passion-driven students seeking to work towards a better future for North Korea. The Western chapter is greatly expanding each year with both executive and general members. HanVoice Western hopes to further engage both the University community and London community in the discussions of North Korea and the surrounding issues.
Check out our upcoming and past events!
HanVoice presents Amazing Race! Come join us and compete in an amazing race with some free pizza finale. This is our way of welcoming our new HanVoice community and we hope to see you all there!
HanVoice is delighted to present another Guest Speaker Session with this year’s Pioneer, Audrey Park!
Audrey is the third Pioneer of the HanVoice Pioneers Project. The objective of this project is to “have a North Korean resettled in South Korea begin to empower and build capacity within their own diaspora, and then take their efforts further to the broader North Korean Human Rights and Refugee Movement”.
Audrey has escaped North Korea in 2006 with her mother. She is currently working on her Master’s in Politics at Yonsei University in South Korea. Through this program, Audrey had the opportunity to work with organizations such as KCWA and has recently started an internship at Parliament Hill under various Politicians.
HanVoice presents the 2nd Annual Online HanVoice Auction! Once again, we will be collecting gently used items and selling them in an online auction through the HanVoice Auction Facebook group.
HanVoice at Western is proud to present: Photo Exhibition
We will be exhibiting illustrations of the human rights violations taking place in North Korean labour camps. The illustrations were all sketched by actual North Korean defectors who were once imprisoned in these gulags.
Stay tuned for this upcoming event!
Various clubs on campus such as WUKSA (Western University Korean Students Association) , Withufm Radio, and Western Students Offering Service (SOS) came together to participate in numerous minigames such as dodgeball, relays, and tug-o-war.