Center for Korean Women and Politics
To instill democratic values and cultivate political leadership in North Korean defector women, and to encourage partnership and cooperation between South and North Korean women in promoting democratic change for North Korea. The Center for Korean Women and Politics will implement a democracy and leadership program for North Korean defector women.
Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights
To bring international attention to the human rights situation in North Korea and to promote awareness among South Koreans about North Korea. Citizens' Alliance will advocate for human rights in North Korea in Geneva, convene an international conference in Europe or Asia, and provide democratic civic education to North Korean defector youth.
Database Center for North Korean Human Rights
To make publicly available well-organized documentation on human rights conditions in North Korea. The Database will organize information from interviews as well as published and unpublished written testimonies; publish an annual white paper and special thematic reports in Korean and English; and carry out individualized data searches upon request for researchers, governments, UN bodies, and human rights advocates.
Democratic Ideas and Values
To provide democracy education to North Koreans who are active or potential participants in emergent private markets. The project will develop a training curriculum and material for those who are active in informal markets in North Korea and are interested in participating in the free flow of information.
Developing Market Economy
To provide democracy and free market economy education and training to North Koreans who are active or potential participants in the jangmadang, or private markets. The project will provide a training to build the capacity of open-minded North Koreans who work in the private markets and who may ultimately serve as conduits for democratic ideals and values to reach a wider population inside North Korea.
Ewha Institute of Unification Studies
Promoting Rights-Based Development
To educate South Korean NGOs, government agencies, and North Korean defectors about rights-based approaches to development programs and to encourage them to integrate these approaches in their work in North Korea. EIUS will organize a training course to help integrate human rights and democratic values into development programs in North Korea, and a civic education program for North Korean defectors to strengthen their understanding of civil society.
Freedom of Information
To increase opportunities for North Korean defectors to share accurate information about North Korea and personal experiences living in democratic South Korea with the citizens of North and South Korea through a blog and online forum. The project will include posting defector-written blogs and hosting online forum discussions with North and South Koreans on a variety of democracy-related issues.
Henry Jackson Society
To provide an opportunity to exchange information among international NGOs and donor agencies about democracy, human rights, and capacity building programs in North Korea. The Henry Jackson Society will hold an international forum on North Korea in London which will aim to identify areas and opportunities for program cooperation and coordination.
To provide a platform for North Korean citizens to share information and opinions about North Korean culture, economics, politics, and other developments. Imjingang will produce a Korean-language quarterly magazine using information gathered by reporters inside North Korea and distribute copies throughout the Korean peninsula and to Korean-speaking experts in the international community.
Network for North Korean Democracy and Human Rights
To raise awareness of democratic values and values among North Korean citizens through education and training. NKnet will use democracy education materials that are user-friendly and relevant to those born and raised in North Korea, to provide a structured democracy education program for North Korean citizens in the region.
NK Reform Institute
To support the free flow of information into North Korea. NKRI will produce the North Korea Reform Radio program, which provides daily broadcasts of news, information, and commentary designed to encourage the development of independent public opinion inside the country.
Open North Korea
To support the free flow of information in North Korea. Open North Korea will produce timely and important news and information for the people of North Korea and provide a radio platform that enables organizations and groups in South Korea and elsewhere to broadcast information and feature programs into North Korea.
Radio Free Chosun
To support the free flow of information in North Korea. Radio Free Chosun will broadcast its daily program, which provides news and features and in-depth analyses on current affairs and issues in the Korean peninsula, to the North Korean public via shortwave radio.
The Daily NK
To disseminate accurate and timely information about North Korea. The Daily NK will produce an online newspaper serving audiences in South Korea and in the international community, and to produce training to citizen journalists in North Korea. The newspaper will include news and information about North Korean politics, economics, and society.
Young Defectors' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights
To build the capacity of North Korean defector students in South Korea and to encourage them to become more engaged on issues related to North Korean human rights and democracy. YDA will organize a leadership education program, including a democracy education program, an online magazine and discussion project, a symposium, and a camp, to help equip defector students to serve as bridges between South and North Korea and to prepare them to take an active part in the civic life of a future democratic North Korea.
Grant descriptions are from the 2012 NED Annual Report.