“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.
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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
To register, click here.
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.