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Walking the UNSC1325 Talk: Women De-Militarize the Zone in Korea

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Friday March 13, 2015, 10:30 am-12 pm
Church Center for the United Nations, 2nd Floor

Known as the Forgotten War, the Korean War (1950-53) claimed 4 million lives and ended only with a cease-fire. The absence of a peace treaty has left Korea in a state of war, which has led to the massive militarization and repression of democracy and human rights on both sides of the DMZ.

20 years after the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action on the Status of Women, history has shown that peace is attainable and inextricably linked with the advancement of women, who are a fundamental force for leadership, conflict resolution and the promotion of lasting peace at all levels.

UNSC 1325 ushered in a new international standard requiring all parties to ensure that women participate fully in peace negotiations and post-conflict reconstruction.

On the 15th anniversary of UNSC 1325, and on the 70th anniversary of Korea's division by Cold War powers, leading global women peacemakers will walk with Korean women in North and South Korea calling for an end to the state of war and the reunification of families.

The women hope to cross the De-Militarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea -- the most militarized border in the world -- as a symbolic act of peace.

The International Women's Walk for Peace and Reunification of Korea is one concrete way that women can contribute to the peace process and participants will urge both governments to honor their commitments to 1325.

Speakers: Cora Weiss, Ann Wright, Hyun-Kyung Chung, Suzy Kim, and Christine Ahn

Sponsors: United Methodist Women and Women De-militarize the Zone

Go to the global women website to learn more.
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