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Women Leaders Demand Peace With North Korea

Gloria Steinem, Angela Davis, and many others are demanding peace with North Korea

Posted by NowThis Her on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The need for dialogue

If history has taught us anything, it is that isolating people only alienates them. Coercing governments backfire. Engagement is the best, the only, policy for achieving lasting peace.

Our women’s walk for peace springs from this clear lesson. Its goals are simple: end the Korean War by replacing the 1953 ceasefire with a permanent peace treaty. It also seeks to reunite separated families and ensure that women are involved at all levels of the peace-building process. Read more…

Why Gloria Steinem, Other Women and I Plan to March to the World’s Most Fortified Border

On the 70th anniversary of Korea’s tragic division by the United States and the former Soviet Union, 30 women peacemakers will walk in support of the peaceful reunification of Korea. Our delegation includes two Nobel Peace laureates, Mairead Maguire and Leymah Gbowee, and authors, such as Gloria Steinem, artists, retired U.S. Army Colonel Ann Wright, academics, humanitarian aid workers, faith leaders, mothers and grandmothers from a dozen countries, including several nations that fought in the 1950-53 Korean War. Read more…

Declaration of 2015 International Women’s Walk for Peace & Reunification of Korea

Whereas the year 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Korea and also the 70th year since Korea was divided by outside forces;

Whereas the tragedy suffered by the Korean people, the only nation to remain divided as a result of the Cold War, can no longer be ignored by the global community;

Whereas the Demilitarized Zone is one of the most militarized and dangerous conflict areas in the world and the symbol of Korean division;

Whereas peace and stability is an important foundation for human rights;

Whereas the year 2015 also marks the fifteenth anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security which calls for the “full participation of women in the peace process,” including in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, and in peace-building; Read more…

Women Crossing the Korean Divide: Reflections and Resolutions

Thirty women peace makers from 15 countries made a historic crossing of the two-­mile wide De-­Militarized Zone (DMZ) from North to South Korea on May 24th International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament. We called global attention to the need for a peace treaty to finally end the Korean War; to reunite families long separated by Korea’s division; and to assure women’s participation in the peace process. Because most citizens of North and South Korea are not allowed to cross the DMZ, international women crossed the DMZ on their behalf in solidarity with Korean women’s desires for peace and reunification of Korea. Read more…

Women Cross DMZ