Christine is the founder and International Coordinator of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War, reunite families, and ensure women’s leadership in peace building. Continue reading →
Kozue Akibayashi is a feminist researcher/activist and has worked on issues of gender and peace. She is a professor at Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, and a member of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.
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Aiyoung Choi is an advocate for gender equality, peaceful conflict resolution, and using art and culture to catalyze progressive social change. She is Chair Emerita of the Korean American Family Service Center, Founding Member of the Asian Women Giving Circle, and an organizational development consultant to nonprofits.
Executive Committee Member
Brinton is Professor of Community-Cultural Psychology and Associate Director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College. She works with survivors of war using cultural resources, creative arts and feminist participatory action research methodologies.
Hye-Jung is a long-time Korea peace and reunification activist who co-founded the Rainbow Women’s Center in New York and Korea Policy Institute. She has made several films with J.T. Takagi, including The Women Outside and North Korea:Beyond the DMZ.
Ann is a retired US Army Reserve Colonel and a former US diplomat who resigned in 2003 in opposition to the US war on Iraq. She now works globally with peace and social justice groups. She co-authored “Dissent: Voices of Conscience.”
Gloria is a writer, lecturer, editor, feminist activist, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She is a spokesperson for gender equality and works on non-violent conflict resolutions as well as organizing across boundaries for peace and justice and of race, sex, class and caste.
Janis Alton is a long-time activist in the domestic and international peace movement focused on the delegitimization of war, demilitarization, and the inclusion of women directly in all decision-making processes of peace building from conflict prevention to reconstruction.
Dr. Chung Hyun Kyung is a professor of Interfaith engagement at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She is an international author, speaker, and activist in the area of interfaith peacemaking, ecofeminism, and women’s spirituality. A Christian theologian and a Buddhist Dharma teacher, she is a councilor of International Interfaith Peace Council.
Jean Chung is a social activist based in Los Angeles working for peace and reconciliation of two Koreas. For the past few years, she has led Action for One Korea (AOK), a grass-root movement to spread the passion for reunified Korea both in Korean American and Korean society.
Gay founded two environmental companies and a communications firm and has directed/produced award-winning films. She directs the Livingry Foundation and is on the board of Bioneers. In 2010, she traveled with Governor Richardson on a peace-keeping mission to North Korea.
Jodie Evans is a longtime peace, environmental, women’s rights and social justice activist. She co-founded CODEPINK and worked for California Governor Jerry Brown. Jodie authored Stop the Next War Now and Twilight of Empire, and produced several Oscar-nominated documentaries.
2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist, trained social worker and women’s rights advocate. She is founder and President of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa. She uses her platform to advocate for human rights, peace, and security.
Patricia Guerrero is a human rights lawyer and founder of Liga de Mujeres Desplazadas, which advocates for women displaced by Colombia’s armed conflict and reparations in Colombia’s transitional justice process. She advises the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Sexual Violence in Conflict.
Vana is a spiritual teacher with a PhD in education from Harvard on a mission to create peace and love in the world. A refugee of the Korean War, she has a profound interest in healing the wounds of her motherland.
Mairead is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate for her peaceful, nonviolent work on the ethnic/political conflict in Northern Ireland. She organized massive peace demonstrations and began Peace People, since dedicating her life to promoting nonviolence and disarmament around the world.
Liza is a former Philippine congresswoman who co-authored laws on women, including the Anti-Violence against Women and Children Act and the Magna Carta of Women. Liza is Chair Emerita of GABRIELA Women’s Alliance and the International Women’s Alliance, a global coalition of grassroots women’s organizations.
Netsai Mushonga is a women rights, nonviolence, and peace building activist who worked for ten years as the national coordinator of the Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe, the network of women’s rights NGOs and individuals across Zimbabwe. She is walking on behalf of the Women Peacemakers Program where she is an International Advisory Council member.
Lisa Linda Natividad is an Associate Professor in the Division of Social Work at the University of Guam. She is also the President of the Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice. She has delivered interventions to the United Nations on issues of militarization, colonization, and indigenous peoples’ rights.
Ann is a renowned peace activist from Northern Ireland and a member of Peace People. She travels worldwide to conflict zones to share insight and experience acquired from Ireland’s peace process of overcoming violence through learning, dialogue and cooperation.
Suzuyo founded Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence and helped create Okinawa’s first rape crisis center to provide hotline and face-to-face counseling to victims of sexual violence. In 1995, her activism led to a large-scale protest by people of Okinawa against US military bases.
Charles Armstrong, PhD, Korea Foundation Professor, Columbia University
Coleen Baik, Artist and former Staff Designer, Twitter
Bruce Cumings, PhD, Professor, University of Chicago
Wendi Deetz, Global Fund for Women
Cynthia Enloe, PhD, Professor, Clark University
Eve Ensler, Playwright and Founder of V-Day
Isabelle Geukens, Women Peace Maker Program, Netherlands
Peter Hayes, PhD, Nautilus Institute
Victor Hsu, Presbyterian Church, Taiwan
Eleana Kim, PhD, Professor, University of California, Irvine
Nam-hee Lee, PhD, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Sung-ok Lee, Assistant General Secretary, United Methodist Women
Alice Walker, Author and Activist
Cora Weiss, President, Hague Appeal for Peace
Marilyn Young, PhD, Professor, New York University