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.
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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
Militarization, Killer Robots, and the Korean Peninsula: The Case for Peace
December 14, 2020
8 pm ET
Join the transnational feminist campaign Korea Peace Now! for this discussion about killer robots in South Korea: what they are, why you should care, and how ending the Korean War can help stop them.
- Ray Acheson, Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
- YouKyoung Ko, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
- Youngmi Cho, Korean Women’s Movement for Peace
- Moderated by Catherine Killough, Women Cross DMZ
Simultaneous interpretation in Korean and English will be provided.
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The Past, Present and Future: Women’s Role in Advancing Peace in Korea
October 27, 2020
October marks the 20th anniversary of the historic passage of UNSCR 1325, which set forth a framework mandating women’s meaningful inclusion in peace processes. To celebrate this landmark anniversary, and remind governments of their responsibility to the Women, Peace and Security agenda, the Korea Peace Now! campaign is hosting a roundtable on the role of women in advancing peace on the Korean Peninsula. This event will be in English and Korean.
- Madeleine Rees, Secretary General, WILPF
- Suzy Kim, Professor, Rutgers University
- Hyun-Sook Lee, Honorary representative, Women’s Forum for Peace and Diplomacy
- Christine Ahn, Executive Director, Women Cross DMZ; International Coordinator, Korea Peace Now!
- Ambassador Youngsook Cho, ROK Ambassador of Gender Equality
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Women’s Participation in the Peace Process
September 17, 2020
2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action and also the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325. The importance of women’s participation in peace and security is increasing around the world. In accordance with international norms on ex. gender equality, efforts for women’s participation in establishing a peace regime on the Korean Peninsula need to be made. This session will discuss promoting women’s participation in the region, country, parliament and National Assembly level, women’s role in peace making process, share domestic and international cases and deliberate the meaning and role of women’s participation in the U.S. and Korean civil society.
Watch and/or register here.
- Christine Ahn, Executive Director, Women Cross DMZ
- Jacqueline O’Neill, Ambassador for Women, Peace, and Security, Government of Canada
- Jeongsoo Kim, Standing Representative, Women Making Peace
- Jan Schakowsky, Congresswoman, U.S. Congress
- Jaejung Lee, National Assembly Member, National Assembly of Republic of Korea
- Junga Lee, Standing Representative, Gyeonggi Women’s Association United
- Youngmi Cho, Executive Director, Korean Women’s Movement for Peace Research Professor, Chung-Ang University
KGFP Korea Global Forum for Peace 2020
September 7, 2020
Session: Cooperation of the Civic Sector for Peace on the Korean Peninsula
Watch on Youtube here.
70 Years of the Korean War: Intergenerational Korean American Women’s Dialogue and Virtual Vigil
July 23, 2020
8pm ET / 5pm PT
Join us as we remember the 67th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice with four Korean American women who will share their experiences with the continuing Korean War and how it has affected their lives.
Speakers: Joy Bokshin Lee Gebhard, Minju Bae, Grace Choi, Aiyoung Choi
Hosted by Korea Peace Network, Korea Peace Now! Grassroots Network, Peace Treaty Now
Watch on YouTube here.
Korea: The Unknown War Webinar
June 25, 2020
8pm ET / 5pm PT
On the 70th anniversary of what is officially known as the start of the Korean War, preeminent Korea historian Bruce Cumings will discuss the neglected history of the unresolved war and how it continues to haunt the present.
Bruce Cumings teaches modern Korean history, international history and East Asian political economy at the University of Chicago, where he has taught since 1987 and where he is the Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor and the chairman of the History Department. He is the author of The Origins of the Korean War, Korea’s Place in the Sun: A Modern History, North Korea: Another Country, co-author of Inventing the Axis of Evil, and the editor of the modern volume of the Cambridge History of Korea (forthcoming). He is a frequent contributor to The London Review of Books, The Nation, Current History, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and Le Monde Diplomatique.
Click here to register. (English to Korean interpretation will be provided.)
Hosted by Korea Peace Network, Korea Peace Now! Grassroots Network, Peace Treaty Now, Re’Generation Movement
National Action to End the Korean War Virtual Advocacy Week
June 1, 2020
In the 70th anniversary of the unended Korean War, join hundreds of people across the country in nationally coordinated virtual advocacy meetings to urge your Member of Congress to support:
- a peace agreement to end the Korean War
- the lifting of sanctions for life-saving humanitarian assistance.
Register here by May 15.
Organized by Korea Peace Network, Korea Peace Now! Grassroots Network, Peace Treaty Now, and Women Cross DMZ
Press conference of women and peace organizations calling for peace and disarmament
May 22, 2020
WHAT: A press conference to mark the International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament featuring South Korean women, peace, and civil organizations calling for peace on the Korean Peninsula.
WHERE: Stairs outside of Sejong Center in Seoul, Korea on Friday May 22nd at 11am.
Moderator: Young-mi Cho, Executive Director, Korean Women’s Movement for Peace
- Jeongsoo KIM: Standing Representative, Women Making Peace
- Young-soon Kim: Standing Representative, Korean Women’s Association United
- Jung-eun Park: Executive Chair, Civil Peace Forum
- A-ran Lee: Representative, Korean Youth Action Solidarity Nalda
Solidarity Messages from International Partners:
- Mimi Han: Vice President, World YWCA
- Mi-kyung Han: Representative, Korea Women’s Alliance
Solidarity Statement of Women, Peace & Civil Organizations:
- Sae-min Kim: Activist, Women Making Peace
- Hee-jin Hong: Activist, Korea Women’s Alliance