Wednesday, January 24, 2007

ANNOUNCEMENT: CALL FOR NOMINATION OF GWANGJU PRIZE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD 2007

Greetings!

We are pleased to announce call for nomination of the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights 2007.

What is Gwangju Prize for Human Rights?

Gwangju Prize for Human Rights Award 2007

The Gwangju Prize for Human Rights Award was established to celebrate the spirit of the May 18 Gwangju Uprising by recognizing both individuals, groups or institutions in Korea and abroad  that have contributed in promoting and advancing human rights, democracy and peace in their work. The prize is awarded by the citizens of Gwangju in the spirit of solidarity and gratitude from those whom they have received help in their struggle for democratization and search for truth. It is hoped that through this award the spirit and message of the May 18 will be immortalized in the hearts and mind of humankind.

The previous winner of Gwangju Prize for Human Rights are:

1) 2000 : Xanana Gusmao (President of East Timor)
2) 2001 : Basil Fernando   (Executive Director of AHRC, Hong Kong)
3) 2002 : Korean Association of Bereaved Families for Democracy (South Korea)
4) 2003 : Dandeniya Gamage Jayanthi (Monument for The Disappeared, Sri Lanka)
5) 2004 : Aung San Suu Kyi (NLD General Secretary, Burma)
6) 2005 : Wardah Hafidz (UPC General Secretary, Indonesia)
7) 2006 : Angkhana Neelaphaijit (Thailand) and Malalai Joya (Member of Parliament, Afghanistan)


To read more about Gwangju Prize for Human Rights 2007, please click  here.
The nomination form are attached above.  




If you have question regarding this, don't hesitate to contact:

Sangseon Kim or Marj Ibanez

Email: gwangjuprize@gmail.com

--
Chanho Kim
Director International Cooperation Team
Email: surnadal@hanmail.net
Mobile: +82 10 4462 6650

Contact info:
The May 18 Memorial Foundation
5.18 Memorial Culture Hall
Seo-Gu, Sangmudong 1268
Postcode  502-260
Gwangju, Republic of Korea
Phone: +82 62 456 0518  
Fax. +82 62 456 0519
Email: may18interns@gmail.com
Website : www.518.org
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