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What is the Democracy and Human Rights Portal?

  • The democracy and human rights portal is the homepage built by Gwangju City for the first tume in the level of provincial cities to build the community for human rights and peace in the world where the value of human rights are living and breathing
  • "Human rights city' can be defined as the city where the human rights become the principle of managing the city, in other words, the community at the provincial level and the socio-political process that the human rights are served as fundamental value and the basic principle to be observed. It is the city that the principal entities composed the city strive to improve the all the residents' quality of life together with the spirit of partnership based on the standards and norms of the human rights (from the Gwangju's Declaration for Human Right City, 2011 Gwangju International Human Rights City Network).
  • Gwangju City enacted the "Gwangju Human Rights Charter" by gathering the opinions of all levels of society to realize the value of the respect for human life and dignity and to make sustainable human rights city
  • And declared that all the people living in Gwangju City have a rights to live free and like a human being without being discriminated for any reason such as race, gender, age, religion, disabilities, nationality, region where they come from, economic and social status, etc.
  • Based on that, we would like to make Gwangju, our home to live, a human rights city realizing the human dignity, which is the universal value of human being and the principles of the freedom, equality, and solidarity.