March 5, 2020


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**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)

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

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


  • 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

March 13, 2020


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**NOTE: As of March 2, 2020, all NGO CSW64 Forum events have been canceled due to the current threat posed by the coronavirus.

70 Years Is Enough: Transnational Feminist Movement to End the Korean War

WHAT: Learn about the transnational feminist campaign Korea Peace Now! and strategies women peacebuilders are using to advance peace in South Korea, the United States, at the UN, and in key countries. Side Event to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

WHERE: 221 E 52nd St., New York, Salvation Army Auditorium


  • Liz Bernstein, Nobel Women’s Initiative (moderator)
  • Christine Ahn, Women Cross DMZ
  • Cho Young-mi, Korea Women’s Movement for Peace
  • Ko You-Kyoung, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
  • Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Laureate, Nobel Women’s Initiative

March 15, 2020

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**NOTE: Due to the global COVID-19 situation, this event has been tentatively postponed until July 26-28, 2020.

WHAT: 70 Years Too Long: National Action to End the Korean War

Join the Korea Peace Now! Grassroots Network, Peace Treaty Now and the Korea Peace Network in Washington DC to raise a unified voice for an end to the Korean War and peace on the Korean Peninsula.

WHERE: Washington, DC



“End All Endless Wars, Korea Peace Now!” March and Rally at the White House
Time: 1-2:30 pm
Location: Lafayette Square, Pennsylvania Ave. NW & 16th St. NW, Washington, DC

Joint National Convening of the Korea Peace Now! Grassroots Network and Peace Treaty Now
Time: 3-5 pm (followed by dinner and dwipuri)
Location: Human Rights Campaign, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, DC
Registration required.


Annual Korea Peace Network Conference
Time: 8:30 am-1:30 pm
Location: St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 301 A St. SE, Washington, DC
Registration required.

“70 Years of War and Division: The Path to Peace with North Korea”
Time: 1:30-4:30 pm
Location: St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 301 A St. SE, Washington, DC

  • 1:30-2pm: Keynote address by Dr. Bruce Cumings
  • 2-3:15pm: “70 Years of the Korean War”: intergenerational Korean American women dialogue. Speakers: Joy Lee Powell Gebhard; Aiyoung Choi, Women Cross DMZ; Grace Choi, Re-generation Movement; Minju Bae, Nodutdol for Korean Community Development; Yeonhee Kim, Korea Peace Now! Hawaii
  • 3:30-4:30pm: “The Path to Peace”: panel on the challenges and opportunities for a peaceful resolution to the conflict between the US and North Korea. Speakers: Jessica Lee, Senior Research Fellow in the East Asia Program at the Quincy Institute; Joy Yoon, Co-Founder and International Director of the Ignis Community; Erik Sperling, Executive Director of Just Foreign Policy; Catherine Killough, Advocacy and Leadership Coordinator of Women Cross DMZ


Korea Peace Advocacy
Time: 9 am-5 pm
Location: Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
Registration required.

October 30, 2019

10:30 a.m.-noon

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WHAT: A discussion of the new report The Human Costs and Gendered Impact of Sanctions on North Korea.

WHERE: Church Center for the United Nations, 2nd Floor, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York


  • Henri Féron, Ph.D., Senior Fellow at the Center for International Policy
  • Kee B. Park, MD, MPH, Director of the DPRK Program at the Korean American Medical Association and Lecturer at Harvard Medical School
  • Joy Yoon, Co-founder of Ignis Community and PYSRC Director of Educational Therapy
  • Introduction by Liz Bernstein, Executive Director, Nobel Women’s Initiative
  • Moderated by Yifat Susskind, Executive Director, MADRE

Event is free and open to the media and public.