Reaching Sustainable Peace In The Korean Peninsula Requires Women's Inclusion 

By Marina Kumskova, WILPF’s Women, Peace and Security Programme Associate

All Women Delegation to South Korea joined a student protest after Trump's cancellation of Singapore summit (Photo: Nobel Women’s Initiative)

Three years after women peacemakers crossed the Korean Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), calling for a peace treaty, today people around the world have found that this was not an impossible dream: Peace is possible on the Korean peninsula.

Despite posturing by the US and skepticism outside of the Korean peninsula, women peacemakers have continued envision, demand, and work for a better world. In May, over 1,000 women walked across the Unification Bridge demanding action on the historic April Panmunjom agreement declaring an end to the Korean war.

Today, WomenCrossDMZ, which WILPF is a steering committee member of, continues to urge the international community to support a peace process with women’s participation and rights at the centre in line with UN Security Council Resolution 1325. “Given the critical window to secure a lasting peace, women must have a seat in the official peace process”, the coalition says in their statement.

Read WomenCrossDMZ and Nobel Women’s Initiative Statement on the June 12 Singapore Summit here>>
Sign the WomenCrossDMZ Letter calling for women’s participation in the peace process here>>