Foreign Ministers from around the world will be meeting in Vancouver, Canada on January 16th to discuss security and stability in the Korean Peninsula. Nobel Women’s Initiative will be traveling with a delegation of 16 women experts representing feminist peace movements from across the globe, to be present during this important meeting.
“Research shows that women’s inclusion in peace processes not only yields actual peace agreements, but also more durable ones,” said Christine Ahn, International Coordinator of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War. “A peaceful and diplomatic solution to the Korean conflict is the only acceptable path forward. It is possible, but it requires all the best thinking, expertise and perspectives. This must include the women and civil society movements that have been left out of these discussions to date.”
With Women Cross DMZ we will co-host three events urging a comprehensive peaceful resolution to the longstanding conflict through diplomacy and dialogue—and reminding the Foreign Ministers that working with women’s movements is essential for lasting diplomatic solutions. Join us in Vancouver at the Vancouver Women’s Summit for Peace and Security on the Korean Peninsula.
January 15— Candlelight Vigil for Peace: On the eve of the summit, join women representing peace movements from around the world in a candlelight vigil for peace, reconciliation and genuine security on the Korean Peninsula.
January 16— Witness for Peace: The women’s peace delegation will assemble outside the Vancouver Convention Centre as the Foreign Ministers arrive, to press Foreign Ministers to set the table for a diplomatic process for the Korean Peninsula that moves us away from war and more militarization and towards peace, reconciliation and genuine security, and to remind them to include women’s movements in peacebuilding.
January 16— From Crisis to Opportunity
Vancouver Women’s Forum on Peace and Security on the Korean Peninsula:
Women representing international movements will share their experience, knowledge, and wisdom garnered from their efforts working towards achieving peace and genuine security on the Korean Peninsula. Drawing upon their collective expertise on militarism, nuclear disarmament, economic sanctions, and the human, social, and ecological costs of the unresolved 65-year Korean War, the delegation will recommend steps that can ensure a lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula.