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March Across Korea’s DMZ

Women Cross DMZ, MOBILIZING WOMEN GLOBALLY FOR PEACE IN KOREA

In May 2015, on the 70th anniversary of Korea’s division into two separate states by cold war powers, thirty international women peacemakers from around the world walked with thousands of Korean women, north and south, to call for an end to the Korean War, reunification of families and women’s leadership in the peace process. We held international peace symposiums in Pyongyang and Seoul where we listened to Korean women and shared our experiences and ideas of mobilizing women to bring an end to war and violent conflict. On May 24, International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament, we successfully crossed the 2-mile wide De-Militarized Zone (DMZ) that separates millions of Korean families as a symbolic act of peace.
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In 2015, leading women peacemakers from around the world will join hands with women from north and south Korea and march across Korea’s DMZ

March Across Korea’s DMZ

In 2015, leading women peacemakers from around the world will join hands with women from north and south Korea and march across Korea’s DMZ

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2015 women’s walk for peace in Korea

On May 24, 2015, 30 international women peacemakers from around the world will walk with Korean women, north and south, to call for an end to the Korean War and for a new beginning for a reunified Korea.

We will hold international peace symposiums in Pyongyang and Seoul where we can listen to Korean women and share our experiences and ideas of mobilizing women to bring an end to violent conflict.

Our hope is to cross the 2-mile wide De-Militarized Zone (DMZ) that separates millions of Korean families as a symbolic act of peace.

2015 marks the 70th anniversary of Korea’s division into two separate states by Cold War powers, which precipitated the 1950-53 Korean War.

After nearly 4 million people were killed, mostly Korean civilians, fighting was halted when North Korea, China, and the United States representing the UN Command signed a ceasefire agreement.

They promised within three months to sign a peace treaty; over 60 years later, we’re still waiting.

Meanwhile, thousands of Korean elders die every year waiting on a government list to see their children or siblings after being separated by the DMZ.

In North Korea, crippling sanctions against the government make it difficult for ordinary people to access the basics needed for survival.

The unresolved Korean conflict gives all governments in the region justification to further militarize and prepare for war, depriving funds for schools, hospitals, and the welfare of the people and the environment.

That’s why women are walking for peace, to reunite families, and end the state of war in Korea.

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