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US, South Korean, and International Civil Society Groups Call for Immediate De-Escalation of Military Tensions on the Korean Peninsula

Published on December 12, 2022

We, the undersigned civil society groups from the United States, South Korea, and around the world, are deeply concerned about the dramatic rise in military tensions on the Korean Peninsula. To avoid a potentially catastrophic war that would impact millions of people, we urge the governments of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, aka […]

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A Letter to the State Department to Lift the Travel Ban

Published on September 6, 2022

The Honorable Antony J. Blinken Secretary of State U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20520 September 6, 2022 Dear Secretary Blinken: We, the undersigned individuals, write to express our disappointment in the State Department’s August 23, 2022 decision to renew the 2017 travel ban to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea […]

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Korean Americans Across the Country Mobilize to End the Korean War

Published on June 8, 2022

As tensions increase between the United States and North Korea, more than 170 people across the country — mostly Korean Americans — will participate in Korea Peace Advocacy Week, June 13-17, 2022. This nationally coordinated action is particularly timely as North Korea has ramped up testing of ballistic missiles, and South Korea elected a hawkish […]

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More Than 350 US, South Korean, and International Civil Society Groups Call for Suspending US-ROK Military Exercises and Decreasing Military Tensions on the Korean Peninsula

Published on April 5, 2022

We, civil society groups in the United States, South Korea, and around the world, urge the governments of the ROK (Republic of Korea, aka South Korea) and the United States to suspend the combined military exercises and to instead actively pursue a path to peace. We are deeply concerned about the recent increase in military […]

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Korea Peace Now! Statement on Outcome of South Korea’s Presidential Election

Published on March 9, 2022

For immediate release: March 9, 2022 In response to the election of Yoon Seok-youl as the next president of the Republic of Korea (“South Korea”) today, members of the Korea Peace Now! campaign — an international coalition of women’s peace groups advocating for a formal end to the Korean War with a peace agreement — […]

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100 Prominent Women from Over 20 Countries Call on Two High-Ranking Women Diplomats of the United States and North Korea to Set the Table for Peace Talks

Published on March 3, 2022

For immediate release March 3, 2022 Amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, growing conflict between the United States and China, and increasing tensions between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), 100 women leaders from more than 20 countries — including Nobel Peace Laureates, parliamentarians, prominent feminist activists and scholars, writers, […]

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Biden’s Decision to Renew Trump-Era Travel Ban Disappoints Korean Americans, Humanitarian Groups

Published on September 1, 2021

For immediate release September 1, 2021 Contact: Kathleen Richards Korean Americans and humanitarian groups expressed anger and disappointment with the decision by the US State Department to maintain the travel ban to North Korea for another year. This means that US policy will continue to undermine family reunifications, the delivery of lifesaving humanitarian aid, and people-to-people […]

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Letter to the US State Department Regarding the Travel Ban to North Korea

Published on August 18, 2021

Mr. Antony BlinkenSecretary of StateU.S. Department of State2201 C Street, NWWashington, DC 20520 August 2, 2021 Dear Secretary of State Antony Blinken: We write to you on behalf of the LIFT (Let Individuals Freely Travel) campaign, which seeks to reinstate the long-standing U.S. policy that allowed U.S. citizens to travel freely to North Korea. Our […]

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Korean Americans Across the Country Mobilize to End the Korean War

Published on July 7, 2021

As talks between the United States and North Korea remain at a standstill, more than 230 people across the country — mostly Korean Americans — will participate in the “National Action to End the Korean War,” July 12-16, 2021.  As the fifth largest Asian American subgroup, Korean Americans represent a growing political constituency in the […]

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New Report Shows How a Peace-First Approach Can Resolve the Security Crisis on the Korean Peninsula

Published on February 2, 2021

Download a copy of Path to Peace: The Case for a Peace Agreement to End the Korean War Download the Executive Summary in Korean (보고서 개요 – 한국어) Download Chapter V: Why Women Must Be Involved in the Peace Process in Korean (5 장: 여성이 평화프로세스에 참여해야 하는 이유 – 한국어) Download Recommendations in Korean (제언 […]

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