2018 Democracy Award Recipient: Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights (NKHR)
The Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights (NKHR) is the world’s first and oldest NGO devoted fully to the advancement of North Korean human rights. Founded in Seoul in 1996, NKHR has spread international awareness on human rights issues in North Korea by organizing conferences, concerts, and art exhibitions, and by establishing a network of NGOs to influence government policymakers and the UN. NKHR also runs education and resettlement programs for North Korean youth in South Korea.
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2018 Democracy Award Recipients
UNIFICATION MEDIA GROUP
UMG aims to provide residents of North Korea with credible, timely news and information, while reporting to the international community uncensored news from within the country.
TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE WORKING GROUP
TJWG collects, documents and visualizes evidence of crimes against humanity in North Korea to support the ongoing effort to hold perpetrators accountable, and to bring victims’ needs and rights to mainstream awareness.
CITIZENS ALLIANCE FOR NORTH KOREAN HUMAN RIGHTS
NKHR is the world’s first and oldest NGO devoted fully to the advancement of North Korean human rights.
NOW ACTION & UNITY FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
NAUH has been working to improve human rights conditions in North Korea and achieve a unified Korean Peninsula.