On April 27, South Korean and North Korean heads of state, President Moon Jae-In and Chairman Kim Jong-Un, signed an historic agreement seeking to formally end the Korean War. This is an exciting moment, but also a fragile one. Powerful voices within the Trump administration still threaten military action if peace talks fail – and women would be hit the hardest.
That’s why women are mobilizing in the aftermath of the groundbreaking Panmunjeom Declaration. A diverse global coalition of security experts, women’s rights organizations and leading peace activists – including Nobel peace laureate Mairead Maguire – will travel to South Korea for #WomenPeaceKorea: A New Era. The delegation is being co-organized by Women Cross DMZ, a movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War, and the Women’s Peace Walk, a coalition of more than 30 women’s peace organizations in South Korea. It aims to make the most of this diplomatic window, and call for the inclusion of women’s movements in the peace process.
#WomenPeaceKorea will begin on May 24 with an International Women’s Peace Symposium to support the Korean people at this critical time. On May 26 we will hold the second DMZ Peace Walk to demonstrate international solidarity with the country’s peace and women’s movements.
Peace in Korea is a global issue, and it will take the inclusion of international women’s peace movements to ensure that a durable agreement is reached.
Get caught up on the basics with Korea Situation 101.
Read Women Cross DMZ’s statement on the historic Inter-Korean Summit and the Panmunjeom Declaration.
Learn about what it will take to truly achieve a nuclear free Korean peninsula.
Sign our letter to American President Donald Trump, to remind him of his commitment to the Women, Peace and Security Act of 2017, and call on him to ensure that women’s movements are included in the Korean peace process.
Show your support by taking a picture of yourself with one of our posters, and tweeting it out with the hashtag #WomenPeaceKorea.
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