Korea Peace Now! Women Mobilizing to End the War is a global campaign to educate, organize and advocate for a Korea peace agreement by 2020. We are a growing movement of civil society organizations working for an end to war and lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula. Women Cross DMZ, Nobel Women’s Initiative, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and the Korean Women’s Movement for Peace officially launched the campaign in March 2019.
The Nobel Women’s Initiative uses the prestige of the Nobel Peace Prize and six courageous women peace laureates to magnify the power and visibility of women working in countries around the world for peace, justice, and equality. The six women bring together their extraordinary experiences and work to spotlight, amplify, and promote the work of grassroots women’s organizations and feminist peace movements around the world.
Women Cross DMZ is a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War, reunite families, and ensure women’s leadership in peace-building through education, advocacy and organizing. In 2015, on the 70th anniversary of Korea’s division, Women Cross DMZ led thirty women peacemakers from 15 countries on a women’s peace walk with 10,000 Korean women and a historic crossing of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) from North to South Korea.
Established in 1915, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) brings together women from around the world who are united in working for peace by non-violent means. Its main goals are to redefine security, leverage feminist perspectives on peace, and promote socioeconomic justice. WILPF is the longest standing women’s peace organization in the world.
Korean Women’s Movement for Peace is a newly formed national coalition that works to collect grassroots women’s voices to advocate for peace, gender equality, and a world without war; educate and empower women and girls; and develop solidarity with women peacemakers, experts, and other partners at all levels. Korean Women’s Movement for Peace was founded by the Korea Women’s Association United, Women Making Peace, National YWCA of Korea, and Korea Women’s Alliance to work internationally.