Against unthinkable odds, Seong Ho Ji survived a harrowing escape from North Korea and founded NAUH , a non-profit organization that helps resettle defectors in South Korea. This October, the OsloFF speaker was awarded the Oxi Courage Award on behalf of the Washington Oxi Day Foundation.
In Saudi Arabia, Manal al-Sharif placed herself at the forefront of the battle to lift the ban on women drivers when she was jailed for filming herself at the wheel. In September, this infamous ban was finally lifted. Read an excerpt of Manal's book, Daring to Drive at Vox.com