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The Past, Present and Future: Women’s Role in Advancing Peace in Korea

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October 27, 2020
7:30-8:45pm ET

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.

Speakers:

  • 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

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September 17, 2020
8:30pm-9:40pm ET

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.

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Speakers:

  • 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

Moderator:

  • 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
4:00PM KST

Session: Cooperation of the Civic Sector for Peace on the Korean Peninsula

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70 Years of the Korean War: Intergenerational Korean American Women’s Dialogue and Virtual Vigil

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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

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Korea: The Unknown War Webinar

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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.

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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

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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

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May 22, 2020
11:00am

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

Remarks:

  • 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

National Action to End the Korean War Virtual Advocacy Week

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The coronavirus pandemic highlights the urgent need to reprioritize US foreign policy toward global cooperation and peace.

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


Pandemic, War, and Sanctions in a Divided Korea

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April 16, 2020
8pm ET

Webinar on how the un-ended Korean War, division, and sanctions impact North and South Korea’s efforts against coronavirus.

Speakers:
Dr. Kee Park
– Harvard Neurosurgeon; Director of the North Korea Program of the Korean American Medical Association
Ko You-kyoung – Consultant, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and Korea Peace Now!

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Co-hosted by Massachusetts Peace Action, Women Cross DMZ, and the Korea Peace Now! Grassroots Network


CANCELED: Peace on the Korean Peninsula as a Human Rights Issue: War, Sanctions, and Women Peacebuilders

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March 5, 2020
11:00AM

**NOTE: Due to the global COVID-19 situation, all side events at the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva have been canceled. (Effective 3 March 2020 until the end of the session)

WHAT: Join the members of the global women-led campaign Korea Peace Now! Women Mobilizing to End the War, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, and the World Council of Churches for a panel discussion on the link between peace and human rights, the impact of sanctions on human rights, and the role of women peacebuilders in resolving the crisis. Side Event to the United Nations Human Rights Council, 43rd session

WHERE: Room VII, Palais Des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

SPEAKERS:

  • Peter Prove, Director, Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, World Council of Churches (moderator)
  • Ewa Eriksson, former Head of Country Delegation in the DPRK for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (retired)
  • Kevin Gray, Professor of International Relations, University of Sussex
  • Youkyoung Ko, Consultant, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
  • Henri Feron, Senior Fellow, Center for International Policy
  • Tomas Ojea Quintana, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the DPRK