Call For Nominations 2012: Gwangju Prize for Human Rights

Posted by Jamal Fida Thursday, January 12, 2012 0 comments
Closing Date: February 27,2012.
Every year since 2000, the May 18 Memorial Foundation (Gwangju, Republic of Korea) has announced its annual “Call for nominations for the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights”. This Prize promotes the spirit of the May 18 Democratic Uprising in which the people of Gwangju resisted against brutal military forces for the sake of Democracy and Human Rights in 1980. Historically the May 18 Democratic Uprising brought democracy to Korea.

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. In the course of restoring the meaning of the May 18 Democratic Uprising through fact finding, and bringing the perpetrators to justice, even though Gwangju was isolated by the military junta many overseas countries supported the City and wanted to see the restoration of justice and human rights. Therefore, through this prize the May 18 Memorial Foundation would like to share and empathize with people in similar situations to that which the people of Gwangju faced 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.

Nominations will be collected from 1 December to 27 February. Preliminary and final reviews of nominees will take place through February to March. The winner of the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights will be announced on the first week of April. The official prize ceremony will be held at the May 18 Memorial Culture Center, Gwangju, on May 18, 2012.

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.

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Award 2012: Kamal Joumblatt Prize for Human Rights in the Arab World

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Closing Date: January 31,2012.
In recognition of the status of the great leader, Kamal Joumblatt, and his leading role in defending humanitarian causes in various fields, Friends of Kamal Joumblatt Association  has decided to establish “Kamal Joumblatt Prize”

It is a moral, material, and independent prize, awarded once every two years based on objective and scientific criteria.

Objectives of the Award:
-        To honor individuals and organizations that are most giving, innovative and influential in the development and human progress.
-          To keep up with the human rights movements and activities, to appraise the innovators and activists, and to motivate them to continue their achievements to accomplish promising humanitarian objectives.
-          Kamal Joumblatt Prize for  Environment, Food and Health
-          Kamal Joumblatt Prize for Human Rights in the Arab World
-          Kamal Joumblatt Prize for Intellectual Achievements
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Grant Program - EXPERTS II (Include Indonesian Citizens)

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Closing Date: February 10,2012.

In accordance with the EMA2 call, the objective of the EXPERTS project is to facilitate collaborations between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) from South and Southeast Asia (SSEA) and EU through the exchange of information in science and policy issues while sharing key issues of sustainable development in academic cooperation.

The project provides the following mobility scholarships from South and South-East Asia to European partner universities (Please note- there are no scholarships from EU to SSEA)-
  • Undergraduate and graduate students
  • PhD students
  • Post Docs
  • Staff (both academic and administrative)
The EXPERTS aims to establish an innovative framework for capacity development of junior faculty staff, undergraduates, postgraduates, and postdoc researchers through training and upgrading their skills in specified fields of study through a scheme of structured mobility.

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