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#WomenPeaceKorea

We call on the leaders working to transition the 1953 Armistice Agreement to a Peace Treaty to honor their commitments to UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security which calls for women’s participation at decision-making levels in conflict resolution and peace processes. We urge leaders of countries that participated in the Korean War under the UN Command, especially with a clear commitment to a Feminist Foreign Policy, to advocate for the inclusion of women’s peace groups.

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Dear President Moon, Chairman Kim, President Trump, President Xi:

As women leaders who have long called for a Peace Treaty to formally end the Korean War, we urge you to honor your government’s commitment to UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, which calls for women’s participation at decision-making levels in conflict resolution and peace processes.

Decades of research now show that women’s inclusion in peace processes leads to a peace agreement and a far more durable one when women help draft it. According to the Council on Foreign Relations, “The participation of civil society groups, including women’s organizations, makes a peace agreement 64 percent less likely to fail. When women participate in peace processes, the resulting agreement is 35 percent more likely to last at least fifteen years.”

Recognizing this, last October, the United States signaled its commitment to increase women’s participation in peace processes to prevent, end and rebuild after conflict when President Trump signed into law the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017, which passed with bi-partisan Congressional support. Now is the time to implement it.

And we don’t mean just any women at the table, and certainly not women with an established record advocating for military action.

We have prepared a list of women peacemakers with expertise on Korea from academia, disarmament, humanitarian aid, development, citizen diplomacy, and women’s rights. Their inclusion is the greatest assurance that there will be a mutually acceptable peace agreement to all sides.

Failure to reach a peace agreement endangers the entire world. Success could mean a new era for world peace. We urge you to act wisely.

We look forward to your response.

Sincerely,

We are sending this letter to the following leaders of the UN Command nations:

 

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#WomenPeaceKorea

We call on the leaders working to transition the 1953 Armistice Agreement to a Peace Treaty to honor their commitments to UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security which calls for women’s participation at decision-making levels in conflict resolution and peace processes. We urge leaders of countries that participated in the Korean War under the UN Command, especially with a clear commitment to a Feminist Foreign Policy, to advocate for the inclusion of women’s peace groups.

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