The Human Costs and Gendered Impact of Sanctions on North Korea

Korea Peace Now! commissioned this report from an independent panel of experts to assess the human cost of sanctions on North Korea, and particularly on North Korean women, in order to foster dialogue on building peace in the Koreas.

Read the press release here.


Downloadable factsheets on key topics regarding peace in Korea.

Five Reasons We Need Peace in Korea

The Korean War is the longest standing U.S. conflict. While it no longer consists of active fighting, hostilities between the warring parties have remained high, resulting in the extreme militarization of the Korean Peninsula. Here are five reasons we need a Korea peace agreement:

A History of Relations Between the United States and North Korea

In 1953, the Armistice Agreement temporarily halted the Korean War. All parties were supposed to negotiate a formal peace settlement within three months, but that never happened. Ever since, relations between North Korea and the U.S. have been characterized by distrust and fear that fighting could resume at any time.

Why Women Need to Be a Central Part of Creating Peace in Korea

Feminist peace is a fundamentally different approach to peace and security that defines true human security not by stockpiling weapons or issuing threats, but by dismantling structures of oppression and injustice through negotiation and cooperation.

The Humanitarian Impact of Sanctions on North Korea

Since North Korea conducted its first nuclear test in 2006, the UN Security Council has imposed nearly a dozen sanctions against the country, adding to unilateral U.S. sanctions.

Killer Robots and South Korea

Learn about killer robots in South Korea: what they are, why you should be concerned about them, and what we can do to stop them.