The PCFF received 2011 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights from the May 18th Memorial Foundation in Korea. May 18th is an important date for the Korean democracy movement and Gwangju is a city where pro-democracy protests were suppressed.
The Gwangju Prize for Human Rights Committee 2011, wrote: "we have selected the Parents Circle Families Forum - Israeli-Palestinian Bereaved Families for Peace as the winner of the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights Special Award. PCFF, made up of over 500 bereaved families in 1995, has undertaken great efforts in the midst of ongoing violence to transform their incredible loss and pain into reconciliation and peace, which Gwangju, the City of May pursues".
Daniela Kitain and Mazen Faraj accepted the award on behalf of the PCFF.