Mobilizing Women Globally for Peace in Korea

2015 DMZ Crossing

In May 2015, on the 70th anniversary of Korea’s division into two separate states by cold war powers, thirty international women peacemakers from around the world walked with thousands of Korean women, north and south, to call for an end to the Korean War, reunification of families and women’s leadership in the peace process. We held international peace symposiums in Pyongyang and Seoul where we listened to Korean women and shared our experiences and ideas of mobilizing women to bring an end to war and violent conflict. On May 24, International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament, we successfully crossed the 2-mile wide De-Militarized Zone (DMZ) that separates millions of Korean families as a symbolic act of peace.

Since our historic crossing, we have continued our journey to mobilize women globally for peace in Korea. We seek to do this by…

  • Raising global awareness about the urgent need for peace in Korea
  • Expanding and deepening relationships among women leaders and organizations in North and South Korea and globally
  • Promoting women’s leadership in peace-building processes on the Korean peninsula and region
  • Building capacity and partnerships for greater impact and sustainability

Women Cross DMZ 2019


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Facts

4 Million people died in the Korean War of 1950–53, most of them Korean civilians.

10 Million families are still separated by the DMZ.

70 Million Koreans live in a state of war due to unresolved conflict.

60+ Years after the war ended with a temporary cease-fire agreement, we’re still waiting for a peace treaty.

$1 Trillion is spent by USA, China, Russia, Japan, and South Korea on militarization, fueled by unresolved conflicts.

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Beyond the Trump-Kim Summit: Getting to a “Peace Regime” in Korea

Tuesday July 16, 2019
Center for International Policy
Washington, D.C.
2pm – 3.30pmLearn more. . .

From Armistice to Peace: How to End the Korean War

Saturday, July 27, 2019
10:30 AM – 12 PM
The Korean American Association of Greater Atlanta 애틀랜타한인회Learn more. . .

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