Human Rights Engagement

Indicator description

  • A. Definition

    Response to the experience of participating in human rights engagement

  • B. How to measure

    The number of responses of those who answered “experienced” or “not experienced” to the question “Have you ever had an experience involving in activities to improve human rights?”

  • C. Features and Sources

    Category Sub-Category Sub-Subcategory Type of Indicator Reference Data Sources First year data available Periodicity
    Law and Institution Civil Society Building Human Rights NGO Governance Subjective/Process National Human Rights Commission Korea National Human Rights Awareness Survey 2005 5 years
  • D. Interpretation

    In the past, human rights improvement activities were carried out at the national level. However, people’s consciousness on human rights have raised as human rights has become a global value. Accordingly, many are participating in human rights improvement activities lately. In particular, it is worth noting that non-governmental organizations’ human rights activities used to improve human rights are considered a cross-national movement. According to the indicators, Koreans have very little experience participating in human rights improvement activities. In particular, a comparison of 2011 to 2016 figures shows that the number of people who participated in human rights activities in each category – working with human rights organizations, participating in campaign or petition, donation, and volunteer work- has decreased for five years. This means that the publicity of human rights improvement activities is insufficient for the people of Korea and the range of improvement activities is limited where there are problems with human rights violations. Therefore, it is important to encourage publicity of human rights improvement activities in the future and to open various opportunities of human rights improvement activities to the people.

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