To promote 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 May 18 Memorial Foundation recognizes the exemplary efforts of individuals and organizations aspiring to the restoration of justice and human rights in their respective countries through the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights Prize.
These prizes are awarded by the citizens of Gwangju in the spirit of solidarity and gratitude to those who have helped them in their struggle for democratization and their search for truth. It is hoped that through this award, the spirit and message of May 18 will be immortalized in the hearts and minds of humankind.
A nomination for the GPHR can be submitted by any individual or organization that meets the nomination criteria. Any nomination is considered valid if it is submitted by a person or an organization that falls within one of the following categories:
1) Individuals or organizations who won the May 18 Citizens Award and/or YunSang-won Award
2) Laureates of Gwangju Prize for Human Rights
3) Organizations in Korea or overseas working for human rights, peace, and the reunification of Korea that have been active three years or more and that the May 18 Memorial Foundation Directorate decides to request their nomination
4) Any individual or organization in Korea or overseas that agrees on the purpose of the GPHR
1) The Gwangju Prize for Human Rights (GPHR): It carries a cash award of 50,000 USD.
2) The Special Prize of the GPHR (SPGPHR): It carries a cash award of 10,000 USD.
HOW TO APPLY?
For more information, please visit the official website.