2018 VOL.4 Preview of World Human Rights Cities Forum 2018

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[Photo: Thematic Session from the WHRCF2017]

[Preview 2018 World Human Rights Cities Forum]

World Human Rights Cities Forum Guide
– Thematic session (2) and Online Pre-Registration


In the upcoming 2018 World Human Rights Cities Forum, the thematic sessions cover nine areas including △City and Environment △Social Economy and Community Vitalization △City and Gender △City and the Elderly △City and Child/Youth Education △Migrants/Refugees and Human Rights △City and Peace △Disability and Human Rights △State Violence and Human Rights. In this newsletter, we will provide additional guidance and information about the Thematic sessions.


In the ‘City and Environment’ thematic session, we will assess the present state of environmental protection in cities and find alternatives to protect and ensure preservation of urban public spaces, sustainability, and the rights to the environment. Furthermore, alongside goals of improving sustainability in cities through the natural restoration as well as meeting standards of ecological human rights city, the forum serves as an opportunity to look at what has been done at a global level and to both reflect on the current status of Gwangju as well as examine the city’s future tasks to address. This session will be held from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on October 19th.


At the ‘State Violence and Human Rights’ thematic session, we will try to find a way to practice justice by ameliorating wrongs of the past. In doing so, this session will assess achievements and tasks of various truth and reconciliation commissions and will determine best practices for healing of victims under the overarching theme of “State Crimes, Justice, and Cures”. This session hopes to build a sustainable model to allow communities to better transition from conflict and division and avoid the same mistakes in the future.

The WHRCF 2018 ‘Disabilities and Human Rights Session’ is designed to give a firsthand perspective into understanding the reality of people who are excluded from mainstream society. The session also seeks for practical measures in ensuring the key values of diversity, inclusion, and peace. In this regard, the following issues will be discussed: the UK-based LGBT and disabled community support organization ‘REGARD’ will present on the topic of LGBT disabled peoples who receive almost no attention from the human rights activist community in Korea. Both the ‘State Violence and Human Rights’ as well as ‘Disabilities and Human Rights’ sessions will proceed from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on October 20th.


Moreover, we would like to inform you that 'Online Pre-Registration of WHRCF2018' is now available on our website.

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