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2022 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights Laureate Press Conference
Date : 2022-04-29     Hit : 82

2022 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights Laureate Press Conference

 

The May 18 Democracy Square (In front of the Old Jeonnam Provincial Office) at 11:00 A.M. May 3rd, 2022

 

The May 18 Memorial Foundation will have a press conference to announce the 2022 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights(GPHR) winner (individual or organization) at 11:00 on Tuesday, May 3, in the May 18 Democracy Square.

 

On the day, the May 18 Memorial Foundation will announce the 2022 GPHR winner, read a letter of the announcement, and run a question and answer session. In addition, the May 18 Memorial Foundation will appeal to international societys support and cooperation regarding the winners works.

 

The 2022 GPHR Selection Committee revealed the winner selection reason while saying, "the committee considered the place that needs attention and support of the GPHR under the recent circumstances in which democracy, human rights, and peace have been threatened on the globe."

 

The May 18 Memorial Foundation received applications for the 2022 GPHR candidate via email and post in August and September 2021. As a result, many individuals and organizations, actively engaging in a variety of activities to promote human rights, submitted applications from a total of ten countries in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East regions.

 

The Foundation nominated a local verification committee, and they thoroughly checked the authenticity of the submitted application materials. Then, the Foundation collected comprehensive opinions about each candidate for the 2022 GPHR from professional verification committee members. Through the first and second selection committee meetings, the Foundation finally decided on the winner of the 2022 GPHR.

 

The May 18 Memorial Foundation will hold the 2022 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights award ceremony at 18:00 on Wednesday, May 18, on the May 18 Democracy Square special stage. This year, the ceremony will be an outdoor event for the first time. Through the main award ceremony event (the first part) and the celebration performance (the second part), Gwangjus will for cooperation and solidarity with international society will be gathered under citizens involvement.

 

Meanwhile, the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights was established in 2000 by unifying the 5·18 Citizens Award and Yoon Sang-Won Award to 1) inherit the awards purpose; 2) recognize and honor national/international individuals or organizations that significantly contribute to human rights, unification, and peace; and 3) spread May 18 Democratic Uprising spirit.

 

The Gwangju Prize for Human Rights awards a medal and 50,000 dollars to a winner. In addition to the GPHR, since 2011, the Foundation has awarded the Special Prize of the GPHR to an individual or organization that works to promote democracy and human rights in the fields of culture, arts, press, and academia every odd year.

 

Inquiry: Bo-Hyeong Kim, the May 18 Memorial Foundation International Affairs, 062-360-0524

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