Donor Introduction

      

The Database Center for North Korean Human Rights aims to conduct 100% of our activities with the help of donations from people like you. 

Excluding the impact of improvements in North Korean human rights on inter-Korean relations and the political situation on and off the Korean Peninsula, we aim to conduct 100% of our activities through public donations to improve North Korean human rights based on universal human values.

This organization has been designated as a public interest organization by the Minister of Economy and Finance. Donations and payment details are recognized as designated donations under Article 24 of the Corporate Tax Act, and income tax deductions are eligible for year-end tax settlement. * If you register for simplification with the National Tax Service, you can check your donation details and use them as income tax deductions on the National Tax Service website without issuing a separate donation receipt. (For Inquiries: 02-723-6045)

How your donations help us fulfill our mission

From surveying North Korean Human rights victims to analyzing and recording cases, collecting data on North Korean human rights, publishing reports, and the activities conducted to collect data and produce our annual research reports, these activities are fully funded through donations from the public. Since 2003, over 20,000 North Korean escapees have been surveyed and taken part in in-depth interviews, which has helped us record and maintain our database of over 54,000 individuals and nearly 160,000 records related to North Korean human rights violations.

Surveying North Korean Human Rights Victims, Analysis and Recording of Cases,

Collecting Data on North Korean Human Rights, Publishing Reports, etc.

Publication of NKDB’s annual reports and documentation of human rights are funded entirely through donations from people like you. Since our establishment in 2003, over 20,000 North Korean escapees have been surveyed and taken part in in-depth interviews, and nearly 160,000 records related to North Korean human rights violations have been documented, the largest repository in the world. (September 2022)

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Annual Publications
Content
Core Costs
Publication Date
White Paper on North Korean Human Rights
- Conducting Surveys and In-depth Interviews with North           Korean Escapees
- Analyzing data on an average of over 6000 cases/
   individuals per year 
- Updating the NKDB Unified Human Rights Database 
- Research and Publishing the White Paper 
- Printing Publications 
- English Translation 
- Distribution of the White 
   Paper to Relevant Stakeholders 
- Seminar and Advocacy 
   Activities 
2nd half of the year
White Paper on Religious Freedom in North Korea
- Conducting In-depth Interviews with North Korean
   Escapees 
- Research and Publishing Reports 
2nd half of the year
Social and Economic Integration of North Korean Defectors in South Korea
- Survey of a Panel of over 400 North Korean Escapees 
- Research and Publishing Reports 
- Printing Publications 
- Distribution to Relevant Stakeholders
- Seminar and Advocacy Activities 
End of the year
South Koreans’ Perception of Human Rights in North Korea
- Survey of a Panel of 1000 South Korea Citizens
- Research and Publishing Reports 
End of the year

Operation of the North Korean Human Rights Archives

- Security and Maintenance of the North Korean human rights data facility 

- Maintenance and Updates to the NKDB Unified Human Rights Database 

- Collection of North Korean human rights data

Advocating for North Korean Human Rights in International Society

The Database Center for North Korean Human Rights utilizes our research to carry out advocacy activities not only in South Korea, but across the world. We distribute our research through our reports that have been translated into English and many other languages to the UN, international organizations, foreign correspondents, and others related to government work, recognizing that it is our responsibility as a civil society organization to share this information in order to actively pursue accountability for North Korean human rights violations at the international level. From our advocacy activities in the international community, including our annual publications, to our domestic activities, such as our monthly briefing for diplomats and foreign correspondents, we continue to carry out these activities completely funded through public donations.








  

Translating Reports (English, Chinese, Japanese, German, etc.)










  

Conducting Monthly English-language Briefings










  

North Korean Human Rights Advocacy Activities at the UN and Overseas



The NKDB Resettlement Support Headquarters is one of the only organizations in South Korea that receives funding from the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture, building a bond of trust and expertise between the UN and our organization.

North Korean Human Rights Advocacy Activities at the UN and Overseas

All of NKDB's expert psychological counselors and social workers possess a master’s degree or higher, carrying out projects to assist North Korean escapees across South Korea that have experienced human rights violations with psychological stability and local resettlement. Each year, our Resettlement Assistance Headquarters works together with about 150 beneficiaries to provide consistent help until they are able to maintain their own independent lifestyle. All services provided by our Resettlement Support Headquarters are provided free of charge, with each of our projects funded through sponsoring organizations.










Direct assistance 

for treatment and 

supplies












Operational costs of social welfare and psychological counseling support services (transportation costs, food costs, etc.)












Life History 

Research and 

Storybook Publishing



West Gyeonggi Province Initial Resettlement Support

In July of 2020, The South Korean Ministry of Unification and Gyeonggi Province designated NKDB as the operater of the Gyeonggi West Hana Center to assist North Korean escapees with their initial resettlement, responsible for the cities of Bucheon, Anyang, Siheung, Gwangmyeong, and Gwacheon, home to around 1,600 North Korean escapees currently living in the region.








  

Direct assistance for treatment

and supplies










  

Operational costs of the Hana Center 

(vehicle maintenance, fuel costs, etc.) 










  

Initial settlement support for North Korean escapees in western Gyeonggi Province



Civil Society Educational Activities for North Korean Human Rights and Inter-Korean Social Integration

The NKDB Education Center for Korean Integration conducts 5 regularly scheduled Academies that enroll hundreds of participants each year. NKDB Academies aim to build personal networks in each field related to inter-Korean integration, while also focusing on capacity building for civil society through education related to North Korean human rights, including special lectures and Academies targeted at youth. The Education Center strives to offer courses with the top lecturers for civil society education, while striving to keep participation costs as low as possible. Through the help of sponsors, we do our best to reduce the financial burden on participants while simultaneously increasing the accessibility of our education programs. The NKDB Education Center for Korean Integration operates with the intent of one day being funded solely by public donations.








  

Recruiting Lecturers for

Educational Programs










  

Operational Costs for the NKDB Education Center for Korean Integration










  

Development of Educational Materials (videos, visual aids, etc.) 



Establishment of the North Korean Human Rights Museum 

One of the longstanding goals of NKDB is to establish the North Korean Human Rights Museum in Seoul, South Korea. In efforts to make this dream a reality, work has already begun through the development of the North Korean Human Rights Larchiveum, a central location where users can find a vast catalogue of information related to North Korean human rights, and what NKDB and other North Korean human rights organizations are doing to improve the human rights conditions for North Koreans. Your donations help us moving closer to realizing a physical space for the North Korean Human Rights Museum, where people from across the world can learn more about the situation of North Korean human rights that continues to this day, and what can be done to address this human rights crisis.










  

North Korean Human Rights Larchiveum

(Development and Maintenance)












  

Establishing the Physical North Korean

Human Rights Museum 



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Zipcode: 04558

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