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5·18 Kinyŏm Chaedan May 18 Memorial Foundation

Alternate Title May 18 Memorial Foundation
Creator 5.18 Kinyŏm Chaedan (Korea)
Organization Type Non-governmental organizations
Organization Based In Korea (South)
Geographic Focus Korea (South)
Subjects Human rights; Kwangju Uprising, Kwangju-si, Korea, 1980; Civil rights movements
Summary The May 18 Memorial Foundation is a non-profit organization established on August 30, 1994 by the surviving victims of the 1980 Gwangju Democratic Uprising, the victims families, and the citizens of Gwangju. The foundation aims to commemorate as well as continue the spirit and struggle and solidarity of the May 18 Uprising; to contribute to the peaceful reunification of Korea; and to work towards peace and human rights throughout the world.
Languages Korean; English