Korea Peace Advocacy Week
Feminist Peace Initiative presents Grassroots Feminist Visions: A Way Forward from the War on Terror
September 21, 2021
Grassroots Feminist Visions: A Way Forward from the War on Terror
Nearly 20 years after President George W. Bush made countries like Afghanistan, North Korea, Iran and Iraq targets of his administration’s “War on Terror,” what has been the impact of US militarized policy on the people of these countries and on those living in the United States? What is the Biden administration’s policy towards these countries, and what would a truly feminist foreign policy look like? Join the Feminist Peace Initiative in a discussion with leading feminists working to transform US foreign policy away from militarism and endless wars and towards a feminist understanding for peace and justice.
Interpretation services for ASL, Spanish, Farsi, Korean, Arabic, and closed captioning will be available.
Register HERE by September 21, 2021!
The Women Peacemakers Initiative – A Look Back at a PDF Success Story
September 20, 2021
5:30PM to 7:30PM EST
The Peace Development Fund (PDF) is celebrating its 40th anniversary with this even to kick things off! The event will feature Women Cross DMZ’s Christine Ahn along with three other wonderful panelists, bios below:
Christine Ahn, Founder and Executive Director of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War and ensure women’s leadership in peace building.
Gwyn Kirk, a founding member of the International Women’s Network Against Militarism, and Women for Genuine Security, the US-based group in that Network.
Adele Vrana is Co-Director and co-founder of Whose Knowledge? a global campaign to center the knowledge of marginalized communities (the majority of the world) on the internet.
Darien De Lu, is US President of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), and a peace, justice, and Latin America solidarity activist.
The Women Peacemakers Initiative culminated in a gathering of eighteen women in San Francisco’s Women’s Building in March of 2019. The women, most of whom led groups fiscally sponsored by PDF, came from many countries, including Japan, Korea, France, India, Burkina Faso, Albania, Brazil, the U.S. and the U.K. Together, they explored what a feminist foreign policy could look like and helped to build a stronger coalition working for peace.
Register HERE by September 20, 2021!
Creating Peace Together
September 10, 2021
Women Cross DMZ founder and executive director, Christine Ahn, spoke to the New Zealand Coalition for Inter-Korean Peace with Ko You-Kyung of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) about Korea Peace Now’s transnational feminist campaign!
WATCH NOW here!
“National Action to End the Korean War”: Virtual Korea Peace Advocacy Week
July 12, 2021
From July 12-16, join hundreds of people across the country in virtual advocacy meetings with Members of Congress to ask them to support:
- H.R.3446, the Peace on the Korean Peninsula Act, which calls for serious, urgent diplomacy in pursuit of a binding peace agreement to formally end the Korean War
- H.R. 1504/S. 690, the Enhancing North Korean Humanitarian Assistance Act, which aims to ease the impact of sanctions on much-needed humanitarian aid to North Korea
- H.R.826, the Divided Families Reunification Act, to facilitate the reunion of Korean Americans and their family members in North Korea.
2021 International Conference on Peace & Development on the Korean Peninsula
June 21, 2021
Korean Sharing Movement, Civil Peace Forum, Korean Women’s Movement for Peace, and American Friends Service Committee are jointly hosting the 2021 International Conference on Peace & Development on the Korean Peninsula on June 22nd. This conference will serve as a forum to seek strategies for reestablishing linkages with the DPRK, to see how cooperation expands beyond the humanitarian sphere, and to see how this cooperation becomes a platform for building peace on the Korean Peninsula.
LIFT for Peace: End the Travel Ban to North Korea
June 23, 2021
Since 2017, US citizens have been restricted from traveling to North Korea. This ban prevents Korean Americans from visiting their family members in North Korea, hinders humanitarian organizations from delivering critical assistance, and obstructs US citizens from engaging in people-to-people exchanges and peace-building efforts. It’s yet another tragic cost of the unresolved 70-year-old Korean War.
Join LIFT (Let Individuals Freely Travel)—a joint campaign of the Korea Peace Network, Korea Peace Now! Grassroots Network and Peace Treaty Now—in a discussion with humanitarian workers, separated family members, and others who have traveled extensively to North Korea to learn more about the harms caused by the US travel ban on North Korea and how you can support our campaign to lift the ban and allow people to travel freely.
Organized by: LIFT (Let Individuals Freely Travel)–a joint campaign of the Korea Peace Network, Korea Peace Now! Grassroots Network and Peace Treaty Now
Aligning Canada’s Korea Policy with Its Feminist Vision
June 15, 2021
Canadian Launch of the Korea Peace Now! “Path to Peace” Report
Join us on June 15, 7pm ET, for a discussion on how Canadian policymakers and civil society can support peacebuilding efforts on the Korean Peninsula.
Speakers will include:
- Beth Woroniuk
- Jacqueline O’Neill, WPS Ambassador
- Senator Marilou McPhedran
- Patti Talbot
- Youngmi Cho
- Christine Ahn
- Youkyung Ko
The Feminist Case for a Peace Agreement to End the Korean War
March 18, 2021
Feminist peacemakers are calling on the Biden administration to take a peace-first approach with North Korea in order to make progress on longstanding issues such as denuclearization and human rights. Hear from authors of the recent groundbreaking report “Path to Peace: The Case for a Peace Agreement to End the Korean War” by the transnational feminist campaign Korea Peace Now! on why feminist leadership is crucial for the peace process to be successful and lasting.
- Christine Ahn, Women Cross DMZ
- Youngmi Cho, Korean Women’s Movement for Peace
- Henri Feron, Center for International Policy
- Catherine Killough, Women Cross DMZ
- Hyun Lee, Women Cross DMZ
- Moderated by Madeleine Rees, WILPF
For Peace in Korea No More War Drills!
February 18, 2021
- Wooksik Cheong, Director of Peace Network (South Korea)
- Catherine Killough, Advocacy and Leadership Coordinator of Women Cross DMZ (US)
- Jovanni Reyes, Member Coordinator of About Face: Veterans Against War (US)
Moderator: Ann Wright, Retired U.S. Army Colonel, Former US Diplomat, and Coordinator of the Korea Peace Campaign of Veterans For Peace
Description: Webinar on the 60-plus year history of the costly and provocative annual US-ROK combined military exercises, and why it’s critical to end them to achieve peace on the Korean Peninsula.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Sponsoring organizations: Civil Peace Forum; Korea Peace Campaign of Veterans for Peace; Korea Peace Network;Korea Peace Now! Grassroots Network; Korean Women’s Movement for Peace; Peace Treaty Now; South Korean Committee on June 15th Joint Declaration; Women Cross DMZ; and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom