The Gwangju Prize for Human Rights

Deadline: 27 February 2015
Open to: individuals or organizations that have struggled for or contributed to the improvement and advancement of human rights, democracy and peace in their community and country
Prize: 50,000 USD

Description

The May 18 Memorial Foundation was founded in 1994 with the aim of spreading and commemorating the democratic spirit shown by the people of Gwangju, Republic of Korea. Every year since 2000, the May 18 Memorial Foundation has announced its annual “Call for nominations for the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights”. This Prize promotes the spirit of the May 18 Democratization Movement in which the people of Gwangju resisted against brutal military forces for the sake of Democracy and Human Rights in 1980.

The prize goes to one individual or an organization that has struggled for or contributed to the improvement and advancement of human rights, democracy and peace in their community and country.

Eligibility

  1. A person or group eligible for the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights nominated by another individual or organization. An individual cannot nominate him/herself and cannot be nominated by his/her own organization.
  2. A person or group who has been struggling for justice and democracy for their community and country.
  3. A person or group who has contributed towards democracy and human rights movements through their work in their organization.

Prize

The prize winner will receive the prize money, 50,000 USD, medal and certificate at the Prize Ceremony to be held at the May 18 Memorial Culture Center on May 18, 2015. The prize winner of the special award will receive prize money, 10,000 USD, medal and certificate.

Nominations

Please download the nomination form, fill it out completely, and send it to the May 18 Memorial Foundation with supporting documents by email to: [email protected] or  by post to:

Solidarity Team
The May 18 Memorial Foundation
Postcode 520-260 Naebangro 152 5.18 Memorial Culture Center Seo-gu Gwangju
Republic of Korea

The deadline for nominations is 27 February 2015. The winner of the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights will be announced on the first week of April.

For further information please visit the official website.

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