North Korean women are deprived of education and job opportunities and are often subjected to violence at home and sexual assault in the workplace, a UN human rights panel said on Monday.
After a regular review of Pyongyang’s record, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women also voiced concern at rape or maltreatment of women in detention, especially those repatriated after fleeing abroad.
North Korean women were under-represented or disadvantaged in tertiary education, the judiciary, security and police forces and leadership and managerial positions in all non-traditional areas of work,’’ the panel of independent experts said.
It added that “the main issue is first of all the lack of information.
“Women have no access to a large part of laws, elements and information on national machinery; they…
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