The Gwangju Asia Forum is another important event organized by the May 18 Memorial Foundation to provide a unique platform for exchanging and networking with democracy and human rights activists in Asia. The ‘Gwangju Asia Forum’ takes place in May every year to bring together activists from Asia to discuss pertinent issues of human rights and democracy. The program has started since 2010.
The Gwangju Asia Forum aims to strengthen international solidarity between domestic and foreign activists working for democracy, human rights and peace. During the program, the participants have the opportunity to participate in the official ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the May 18 Democratic Movement and pray for the victims souls to rest in peace. The participants will also attend the award ceremony of the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights.