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Leaders and Organizers of Community Organization in Asia (LOCOA) continues the work of the Asia Committee for People's Organization (ACPO) which beginning in 1971 instituted community organization (CO) in several Asian countries.  It was composed of three persons recommended by the Office of Human Development of the Asian Bishops and three by the Christian Conference for Asia-Urban Rural Missions office.  It initiated CO work in Thailand , Hong Kong and India and strengthened it in the Philippines , Korea , Pakistan and Indonesia .  In the early 1990s, ACPO was dissolved by the Church groups for reasons of their own.

The May 18 Memorial Foundation -

The May 18 Memorial Foundation is a non-profit organization established on August 30, 1994 . It was organized by surviving victims of the 1980 Gwangju Democratic Uprising, the victims' families, and the citizens of Gwangju. The Foundation aims to commemorate and continue the spirit of struggle and solidarity of the May 18 Uprising, contribute to the peaceful reunification of Korea , and work towards peace and human rights throughout the world. Since its establishment, the Foundation has carried out numerous projects in varying fields, including organizing memorial events, establishing scholarships, fostering research, disseminating public information, publishing relevant materials, dispensing charity and welfare benefits, building international solidarity, and awarding the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights.

HUAIROU COMMISSION - www. huairou .org

The Huairou Commission is a network of grassroots women's organizations which partners with organizations and individuals interested in supporting the advocacy work of grassroots women. While the Commission's network membership evolves with changing realities, today's backbone organizations are Federacion de Mujeres Municipalistas (FEMUM), GROOTS International , Habitat International Coalition - Women and Shelter Network (HIC-WAS) , Habitat International Coalition - Red Mujer y Habitat de America Latina , Information Center of the Independent Women's Forum (ICIWF), International Council of Women, Women and Cities International and Women & Peace Network.

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