Gwangju Prize for Human Rights Awards (GPHR)
May 18 Academy
|Name||Asia Democracy Network (ADN)|
|Profile||The Asia Democracy Network (ADN) is civil society led multi-stakeholder’s platform dedicated to bringing all aspects of society in Asia together to promote and defend democracy and human rights as a collective. ADN is a network of networks consisting of members that are regional networks that work on diverse themes under the umbrella of democracy. We have 11 network members and over 300 national members. As a network, we aim to promote democratic unity, solidarity, and cultivate the generation of advocates to sustain the democracy movement.
ADN was established when a diverse group of civil society democracy advocates came together in 2012 calling for the need for a democracy advocacy network that intersects sectors and themes under the large umbrella of democracy to strengthen solidarity and unity in Asia. The call became a reality in 2013, when the ADN officially launched in Seoul, Korea.
ADN headquarters is based in Seoul, Korea with ADN representatives in Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, India, and Malaysia.