SOUTH KOREA: May 18 Academy programme 7-19 September, 2015

A Press Release from May 18 Academy forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)

The May 18 Academy 2015

Period of Application Submission: 1 – 30, June, 2015

The May 18 Academy is an education/training program for domestic/international civil society activists working for human rights, democracy and peace. The May 18 Academy provides special lectures based on the May spirit and a valuable opportunity to share experiences among activists in solidarity.

The May 18 Academy 2 began in 2004. The aim of the May 18 Academy is to introduce participants to Korean history and a variety of democratic movements in Korea including the May 18 Democratization Movement in 1980, through both theoretical and practical experiences.

Participants in the Academy engage with Korean modern history of human rights and democracy through a 2 week program of guided fieldtrips to places of significance in Korean modern history, visits with Korean organizations, as well as expert lectures and workshops.

The May 18 Academy 2 strives to contribute to the development of democracy and human rights throughout Asia by hosting 20 invitees from all over the world-but more focusing on Asia-who have been working for human rights and peace organizations in their respective countries. The emphasis is on organizational partnership, so applicants endorsed by their organization will be given priority in the participant selection procedure.

Applicants’ organizations should support their staff’s successful completion of the course from the May 18 Academy by providing expenses for issuing of the travel visa and internal travel expenses in their home country aside from the round trip airfare, Korean domestic expenses and accommodation which are provided by the Foundation for him/her.

The May 18 Academy 2 will be held for 2 weeks: from 7 September to 19 September, 2015. The May 18 Academy 2 will select 20 participants.

* Note

– Applicants are advised to read the guidelines carefully. The Foundation will only consider applicants who successfully comply with the guidelines and rules.

– Incomplete applications will not be considered (See the application form for more details).

– Applicants should ensure that they have no potential visa problems. If an applicant is denied entry to Korea because of his/her personal matters, which are not known to the Foundation, the Foundation does not take any responsibilities for the problems he/she faces.

– If an applicant decides not to participate in the May 18 Academy after being selected as a participant, the Foundation will not accept any applications from his/her organization for 3 years.

– The application form can be downloaded from here, and is to be submitted to the May 18 Foundation. Please do not apply to the AHRC

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About AHRC:The Asian Human Rights Commission is a regional non-governmental organisation that monitors human rights in Asia, documents violations and advocates for justice and institutional reform to ensure the protection and promotion of these rights. The Hong Kong-based group was founded in 1984.

Document Type : Forwarded Press Release
Document ID : AHRC-FPR-020-2015
Countries : South Korea,
Issues : Human rights defenders,