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A Letter to the State Department to Lift the Travel Ban

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 […]

Korean Americans Across the Country Mobilize to End the Korean War

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 — […]

In Memoriam of Hyun Lee

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 […]

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

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, […]