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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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In Memoriam of Hyun Lee

Published on March 8, 2022

Sept. 20, 1970-March 7, 2022 Women Cross DMZ and Korea Peace Now! are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved colleague, mentor, teacher, friend and sister, Hyun Lee, passed away on March 7 surrounded by her family and closest friends after a long battle with cancer. Hyun was a tireless advocate for peace on the […]

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Remarks Delivered on Human Rights Day to the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Korea and the OHCHR

Published on December 16, 2021

On December 10, 2021, Youkyoung Ko, a consultant for Korea Peace Now! and WILPF (Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom), delivered the following remarks to an event hosted by the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Korea and the UN OHCHR (Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights) to celebrate […]

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Recap of Korea Peace Advocacy Week

Published on November 5, 2021

Our second Korea Peace Advocacy Week in 2021 wrapped up yesterday! In total, 130 people from across the United States contacted 83 members of Congress, and 66 organizations supported this collective effort for Korea peace. We held twice-daily meetings during which constituents contacted their Members of Congress to ask them to support: H,R.3446, the Peace […]

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WATCH: Creating Peace Together

Published on September 10, 2021

CREATING PEACE TOGETHER 웨비나 녹화 영상을 공유합니다. [톱니바퀴 버튼 – 자막을 누르셔서 한글자막과 함께 시청하실 수 있습니다.자막이 활성화되지 않는 분들께서는 댓글의 유튜브 링크를 눌러주세요.] 한반도 평화를 위한 뉴질랜드 연대에서는 한반도와 세계의 평화를 위해 여성계에서 어떤 활동을 하고 있는지에 대한 웨비나를 가졌습니다. 한국전쟁은 휴전협정 이후 70여년간 아직 전쟁 상태입니다. 이제는 공식적으로 종전하고 한반도와 세계의 평화를 향해 나아가야 […]

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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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WATCH: Peace Talks! Not War Drills!

Published on February 17, 2021

The annual US-ROK combined military exercises are costly, provocative, and a major obstacle to achieving peace on the Korean Peninsula. Sign the petition to urge the Biden administration to suspend these war drills. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 and 2.0 License – Ministry of National Defense, Republic of Korea -US Department of Defense […]

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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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