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Northeast Asian Women Lead: Peace on the Korean Peninsula

Duration: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 14:30 to 16:00
Kind of WILPF Initiative/Event: 
WILPF/PeaceWomen events
Countries: 
S. Korea
N. Korea

About the Event:

At CSW63, Women Cross DMZ, Nobel Women’s Initiative, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and South Korean Women’s Movement for Peace held a civil society side event to launch their global campaign: “Korea Peace Treaty Now! Women Mobilizing to End the Korean War.” The event provided a space for the international women’s movement to gain an increased understanding of the 2020 Korea Peace Treaty Campaign, and what actions they can take to support peace in the Korean peninsula. 

Women peacebuilders from South Korea, Japan, Canada and the United States discussed the historic moment we are in to end the 67-year old Korean War and the urgent need for women’s inclusion in the Korea peace processes. The panelists provided an overview of how UNSCR 1325 on the Korean peninsula; feminist priorities that must be included in a Korea Peace Treaty; and the opportunity that the peace processes provides to redefine security. Speakers highlighted the work of the vibrant global women’s peace movement that is mobilizing for peace and security based on livelihoods, democratic participation, environmental sustainability, and justice. It created a space for international civil society to strategise on how to strengthen strategic action for a Korea peace agreement by 2020 with women at the table and a feminist peace agenda.

Please read more about our Korea Campaign and join the #KoreaPeaceNow Campaign.

Location:

4 W 43rd Street, Social Hall (No RSVP is required).