Tuesday, 24 January 2012

May 18 Foundation’s Gwangju Prize for Human Rights 2012

The May 18 Memorial Foundation in Gwangju in the Republic of Korea has issued a call for nominations for the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights.

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 for the Prize
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 their 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.
The Prize
The prize winner will receive the prize money (50,000 USD), medal and certificate.
The Prize will be awarded at the Prize Ceremony to be held at the May 18 Memorial Culture Center, on May 18, 2012 and the winner or, in exceptional cases, should attend the Ceremony.
The prize winner is expected to attend press conferences and a Special Celebration Concert on May 19, 2012.
Deadline: 27 February 2012
For more information, visit this link.

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