Donor Introduction

     

The Database Center for North Korean Human Rights aims to conduct 100% of our operations 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 are used

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 funded 100% through donations from the public. Since 2003, over 20,000 North Korean defectors have been surveyed and taken part in in-depth interviews, which has helped us record and maintain our database of over 50,000 individuals and 120,000 cases of 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 defectors have been surveyed and taken part in in-depth interviews, and around 150,000 records related to North Korean human rights violations have been documented, the largest repository in the world. (March 2021)

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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 Defectors 
- 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 Interested Parties 
- Seminar and Advocacy 
   Activities 
2nd half of the year
White Paper on Religious Freedom in North Korea
- Conducting In-depth Interviews with North Korean
   Defectors 
- 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 400 North Korean Defectors 
- Research and Publishing Reports 
- Printing Publications 
- Distribution of the White Paper 
   to Interested Parties 
- 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 uses 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 media, we continue to carry out these activities funded 100% through donations from the public.








  

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 only two organizations in South Korea receiving funding from the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture, building a bond of trust and expertise between our organizations.

North Korean Human Rights Advocacy Activities at the UN and Overseas

All of our expert psychological counselors and social workers possess a master’s degree or higher, carrying out service projects to assist North Korean defectors across the country that have experienced human rights violations with psychological stability and local social resettlement. Each year, we work together with about 150 people to provide systematic and consistent help until they are able to maintain their own independent lifestyle. All of the services provided by our Resettlement Support Headquarters are provided free of charge, with each of our external projects funded through sponsors.










Direct assistance 

for treatment and 

supplies












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












Direct assistance 

for treatment and 

supplies



West Gyeonggi Province Initial Resettlement Support

In July of 2020, The Ministry of Unification and Gyeonggi Province entrusted NKDB with the operation of the Gyeonggi West Hana Center to assist North Korean defectors with their initial resettlement, responsible for the cities of Bucheon, Anyang, Siheung, Gwangmyeong, and Gwacheon, home to around 1,600 North Korean defectors currently living in the region. We ask for your continued interest and support as we carry out our work in the area!








  

Direct assistance for treatment

and supplies










  

Operational costs of the Hana Center 

(vehicle maintenance, fuel costs, etc.) 










  

Initial settlement support for North Korean defectors in the western region of 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 200-300 participants per year. The 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 and unification, including specially requested lectures and Academies for youth. The Education Center operates with the goal of offering the best lecturers and civil society education, while striving to keep tuition costs as low as possible. Through the help of external funding, we do our best to reduce the financial burden on participants while simultaneously increasing access to our education program. The Education Center for Korean Integration currently operates with the goal of one day being 100% funded solely by donations from the public.








  

Annual Lecturer 

Recruitment










  

Operational Costs of the NKDB Education Center for Korean Integration










  

Development of Civil Society Educational Materials (videos, textbooks, etc.) 



Establishment of the North Korean Human Rights Museum 










  

North Korean Human Rights Larchiveum (Online Museum Development and Maintenance)












  

Costs of Establishing the North Korean Human Rights 

Museum 



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Database Center for North Korean Human Rights (NKDB) 북한인권정보센터

3F, Changgyeonggung-ro 1 gil-33, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea 

Zipcode: 04558

04558 서울시 중구 창경궁로 1길 33(충무로 4가, 삼양페이퍼피더블) 3층 

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