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세계 40여개 나라 각계 여성들 코리아반도 평화촉구
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 [로스엔젤레스=민족통신 김백호 편집위원]세계 각계 여성들이 코리아반도 평화를 촉구하는 공개서한을 미국 대통령과 국무장관 국방장관 등에 보내 주목들 받아 왔다한편  편지에 담은 내용들이 뉴욕타임스  미국유수언론에 보도되어 코리아반도의 평화문제가 세계의 관심을 집중시키고 있다

이같은 활동을 주동적으로 실천한 크리스틴 (안은희)은 재미동포여성으로 알려졌다그는 북과 코리아전쟁 참가국들을 포함한 40 나라의 학계실업계시민 사회계군부출신  여성지도자들과 미국여성조직 3단체, 조선여성조직 1단체, 그리고 한국의 여성 및 평화운동단체들 37개를 대표하여 코리아반도의 평화보장을 요구하는 편지를 4 26 미국 대통령 트럼프에게 보냈다편지는 외교만이 코리아가 직면한 핵위기와 전쟁위협을 해결할  있는유일한 방도라고 밝히며, 1953년의 정전협정을 평화협정으로 바꾸어 코리아 평화를 보장할 절차를 시작하라고 촉구하였다. 

특히 이들 여성들 가운데 코리아반도 평화를 위해 노력한 여성지도자들은 노벨평화상을 수상한 2명의 여성지도자들을 비롯하여 30여명의 세계 평화애호 여성지도자들이 코리아반도 분단선을 넘어 북에서 남으로 넘어가 평화시위를 벌인 지도자들이  지난 2015년 5월19~24일 에 평양에서 역사적인 행사를 가진바 있다. (아래 동영상 참조)

https://youtu.be/mHo4LocbbHM


 이와 관련된 자료들을 여기에서 소개한다.


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[사진]3살때 미국에 이민간 재미동포 안은희(크리스틴)교수가 눈물지으며 평양 폐막인사
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[사진]2011년 리베리아 출신 노벨평화상 수상자 평양행사 참가
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[사진]1976년 아이랜드 출신 노벨평화상 수상자 평양행사 참가
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[사진]북측 여맹위원회 부위원장 채춘희 여사 평양행사서 연설

 

세계 40여개 나라 213명 저명 여성지도자들과 남북 해외 평화지향 단체들,

 

미국 트럼프 대통령에게 편지 보내어 코리아반도 평화보장을 촉구

 


  

 세계 각계 여성들이 코리아반도 평화를 촉구하는 공개서한을 미국 대통령과 국무장관 국방장관 등에 보내 주목들 받아 왔다. 한편 편지에 담은 내용들이 뉴욕타임스 미국 유수언론에 보도되어 코리아반도의 평화문제가 세계의 관심을 집중시키고 있다. 이같은 활동을 주동적으로 실천한 크리스틴 (안은희) 재미동포여성으로 알려졌다. 그는 북과 코리아전쟁 참가국들을 포함한 40 나라의 학계, 실업계, 시민 사회계, 군부출신 여성지도자들을 대표하여 코리아반도의 평화보장을 요구하는 편지를 4 26 미국 대통령 트럼프에게 보냈다. 편지는 외교만이 코리아가 직면한 핵위기와 전쟁위협을 해결할 있는 유일한 방도라고 밝히며, 1953년의 정전협정을 평화협정으로 바꾸어 코리아 평화를 보장할 절차를 시작하라고 촉구하였다.

 

편지 전문은 다음과 같다.


 

 

President Donald Trump Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Secretary of Defense James Mattis

McMaster, National Security Council 


April 26, 2017

 

 

Dear President Trump:

 

 

We are women leaders from over 40 countries, including the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK), and many from nations that fought in the Korean War. We are from academia, business, civil society and the military, and represent a diversity of ethnicities, nationalities, religions, and political views. We are united by our belief that diplomacy is the only way to resolve the nuclear crisis and threat of war now facing the Korean peninsula.

 

On July 27, 1953, leaders from the United States, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, and China signed the Armistice Agreement to halt the Korean War. They promised to re-convene within three months to replace the ceasefire with a binding peace agreement. This never occurred and an entrenched state of war has ever since defined inter-Korean and U.S.-D.P.R.K. relations. This war must end.

 

Korea is the only nation to remain divided as a result of WWII. For three generations, millions of families have been separated by the worlds most militarized border. We urge you to do the following to avert war in Korea and bring about a long-desired peace on the peninsula:

 

  1. Negotiate a freeze of North Koreas nuclear and long-range ballistic program in exchange for a U.S. security guarantee that would include suspending U.S.-South Korea military exercises.
  2. Initiate a peace process with North Korea, South Korea and China to replace the 1953 Armistice Agreement with a binding peace treaty to end the Korean War. Women must be significantly represented in the peace process in accordance with the spirit of UNSCR 1325.
  3. Support citizen diplomacy to heal the legacies of the Korean War by establishing a liaison office in Washington and Pyongyang to facilitate retrieval of U.S. Korean War servicemens remains and Korean- American family reunions.

 

Since 1950, the Korean peninsula has been threatened with nuclear weapons, missile tests, and military exercises that have only served to make 75 million Korean people less secure. In the United States and on both sides of the Korean De-Militarized Zone, the absence of a binding peace accord fuels fear and economic deprivation caused by diverting public resources in preparation for war, including deploying the controversial THAAD missile defense system in South Korea. This endless militarization must stop.

 

Peace is the most powerful deterrent of all. We urge you to take steps now to help formally end the Korean War with a peace treaty. Doing so would lead to greater peace and security for the Korean peninsula and region and halt the proliferation of nuclear weapons. We look to you to accomplish what successive U.S. Presidents have failed to do for seven decades: establish peace on the Korean peninsula.

 

Sincerely Yours,

  1. Abigail Disney, USA, Filmmaker and Philanthropist
  2. Aimee Alison, USA, President Democracy in Color
  3. Aiyoung Choi, USA, Steering Committee Member, Women Cross DMZ
  4. Alana Price, USA, Editor of Truthout
  5. Alice Slater, USA, Coordinating Committee Member, World Beyond War
  6. Alice Walker, USA, Author and Activist
  7. Alicia Garza, USA, National Domestic Workers Alliance and Black Lives Matter
  8. Amina Mama, Nigeria/USA, Professor, University of California, Davis
  9. Amira Ali, Ethiopia, Author and Activist
  10. Ana Oliveira, USA, Philanthropist
  11. Anasuya Sengupta, India, Feminist author and activist, co-founder Whose Voices?
  12. Angela Chung, USA, Attorney and Human Rights Activist
  13. Angela Davis, USA, Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz
  14. Ani DiFranco, USA, Singer, Songwriter, Poet, Multi-instrumentalist & Businesswoman
  15. Annabel Park, USA, Filmmaker
  16. Ann Frisch, USA, Professor Emerita University of Wisconsin Rotary Club of White Bear Lake, 5960
  17. Anne Delaney, USA, Artist and Philanthropist
  18. Anuradha Mittal, USA, Executive Director, Oakland Institute
  19. Ann Patterson, Northern Ireland, Peace People
  20. Ann Wright, USA, Retired US Army Colonel & Diplomat
  21. Anne Beldo, Norway, Lawyer and Partner of Hegg & Co. Law Firm
  22. Annette Groth, Germany, Member of Bundestag
  23. Annie Isabel Fukushima, USA, Professor, University of Utah
  24. Audrey McLaughlin, Canada, Former President, Socialist International Women
  25. Becky Rafter, USA, Executive Director, Georgia Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND)
  26. Betty Burkes, USA, Cambridge Insight Meditation Center
  27. Betty Reardon, USA, Founding Director of the International Institute on Peace Education
  28. Bridget Burns, Co-Director, Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)
  29. Brinton Lykes, USA, Professor, Boston College
  30. Caitlin Kee, USA, Attorney, Thomson-Reuters
  31. Carrie Menkel-Meadow, USA, Chancellor’s Professor of Law, University of California Irvine Law School
  32. Catherine Christie, Canada, United Church Canada
  33. Catherine Hoffman, USA, Coordinator, Cambridge Restorative Justice Working Group
  34. Carter McKenzie, USA, Springfield-Eugene Chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice
  35. Charlotte Wiktorsson, Sweden, Swedish Physicians Against War
  36. Christine Ahn, USA, International Coordinator, Women Cross DMZ
  37. Christine Cordero, USA, Center for Story-based Strategy
  38. Chung-Wha Hong, USA, Executive Director, Grassroots International
  39. Cindy Wiesner, USA, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance National Coordinator
  40. Clare Bayard, USA, Catalyst Project
  41. Coleen Baik, USA, Twitter @Design Alumna
  42. Cora Weiss, USA, President, Hague Appeal for Peace
  43. Corazon Valdez Fabros, Philippines, Co-Vice President, International Peace Bureau
  44. Cynda Collins Arsenault, USA, Philanthropist, Secure World Foundation
  45. Cynthia Enloe, USA, Professor, Clark University
  46. Darakshan Raja, USA, Executive Director, Washington Peace Center
  47. Deann Borshay Liem, USA, Filmmaker
  48. Don Mee Choi, USA, Poet & Translator, International Women’s Network Against Militarism
  49. Dorchen A. Leidholdt, USA, Attorney, Professor, Feminist
  50. Dorothy Ogle, USA, National Council of Churches
  51. Dorothy J. Solinger, USA, Professor Emerita, University of California, Irvine
  52. Ekaterina Zagladina, Russia, Permanent Secretariat, Nobel Peace Summit
  53. Elaine H. Kim, USA, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
  54. Eleana J. Kim, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine
  55. Eleanor Blomstrom, Co-Director, Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)
  56. Ellen Carol DuBois, Professor, History and Gender Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
  57. Ellen-Rae Cachola, USA, Women’s Voices Women Speak
  58. Emilia Castro, Canada, Co-Representative of Intl. Committee, Americas Region, World March of Women
  59. Eunice How, USA, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO, Seattle chapter
  60. Eve Ensler, USA, Playwright
  61. Ewa Eriksson Fortier, Sweden, Humanitarian Aid Worker
  62. Faye Leone, USA, Writer and Editor, International Institute for Sustainable Development
  63. Fenna ten Berge, Netherlands, Director of Muslims for Progressive Values
  64. Fiona Dove, Netherlands, Executive Director, Transnational Institute
  65. Fragkiska Megaloudi, Greece, Journalist
  66. Frances Kissling, USA, University of Pennsylvania; former President, Catholics for Choice
  67. Francisca de Haan, Netherlands, Professor, Central European University
  68. Gabriela Zapata Alvarez, Mexico, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor
  69. Gay Dillingham, USA, Filmmaker, Former Advisor to Governor Bill Richardson
  70. Gayle Wells, USA, Business owner
  71. Glenda Paige, USA, Secretary, Governing Council, Center for Global Nonkilling
  72. Gloria Steinem, USA, Writer and Activist, Presidential Medal of Freedom Awardee
  73. Grace Cho, USA, Professor, College of Staten Island, City University of New York
  74. Gwen Kim, USA, Ohana Koa, Nuclear Free and Independent Hawaii
  75. Gwyn Kirk, USA, Women for Genuine Security
  76. Haeyoung Yoon, USA, human rights lawyer
  77. Hazel Smith, United Kingdom, Professor, University of Central Lancashire
  78. Helen Caldicott, Australia, Founding President of Physicians for Social Responsibility
  79. Helena Wong, USA, U.S. National Organizer, World March of Women
  80. Hope A. Cristobal, Guam, Former Senator
  81. Hye-Jung Park, USA, Filmmaker, Community Media Activist
  82. Hyaeweol Choi, Australia, Professor, Australian National University
  83. Hyunju Bae, Republic of Korea, Central and Executive Committee, World Council of Churches
  84. Ingeborg Breines, Norway, Co-President, International Peace Bureau; former Director UNESCO
  85. Isabella Sargsyan, Armenia, Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly
  86. Isabelle Geukens, Netherlands, Executive Director, Women Peacemakers Program
  87. Jaana Rehnstrom, Finland, President, KOTA Alliance
  88. Jackie Cabasso, USA, U.S. Mayors for Peace
  89. Jacquelyn Wells, USA, Women Cross DMZ
  90. Jacqui True, Australia, Professor, Monash University
  91. Jane Chung-Do, Professor, University of Hawaii Manoa
  92. Jane Jin Kaisen, Denmark, Artist and Filmmaker
  93. Janis Alton, Canada, Co-Chair, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
  94. Jasmine Galace, Philippines, The Center for Peace Education, Miriam College
  95. Jean Chung, Republic of Korea/USA, Founder, Action for One Korea
  96. Jennifer Kwon-Dobbs, USA, Professor, St. Olaf College
  97. Ji-yeon Yuh, USA, Associate Professor of History, Northwestern University
  98. Joanne Yoon Fukumoto, USA, Trinity United Methodist Church
  99. Jodie Evans, USA, Co-founder, Code Pink
  100. Joy Dunsheath, New Zealand, President, United Nations Association New Zealand
  101. Judith LeBlanc, USA, Director, Native Organizers Alliance
  102. Judy Hatcher, USA, Executive Director, Pesticide Action Network North America
  103. Judy Rebick, Canada, Former President, National Action Committee on the Status of Women
  104. Julie Young, USA, Board Chair, Korean American Story
  105. Justine Kwachu Kumche, Cameroon, Executive Director, Women in Alternative Action—WAA
  106. Kate Dewes, New Zealand, Former Member of United Nations Secretary General's Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters; Co-Director of the Disarmament and Security Centre
  107. Kate Hudson, United Kingdom, General Secretary, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
  108. Kathy Crandall Robinson, USA, Women in International Security
  109. Kathy Kelly, USA, Voices for Creative Nonviolence
  110. Kavita Ramdas, USA, Ford Foundation
  111. Khin Ohmar, Burma/Myanmar, Coordinator, Burma Partnership
  112. Kim Ku’ulei Birnie, Hawaii/USA, Women’s Voices, Women Speak
  113. Kim Phuc, Canada/Vietnam, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador
  114. Koohan Paik, USA, Journalist and Activist
  115. Kozue Akibayashi, Japan, Intl. President, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
  116. Krassimira Daskalova, Bulgaria, Professor, University of Sofia
  117. Krishanti Dharmaraj, USA, Executive Director, Center for Women’s Global Leadership
  118. Kyeong-Hee Choi, USA, Professor, University of Chicago
  119. Kyung-Hee Ha, Japan, Assistant Professor, Meiji University
  120. Laura Dawn, USA, filmmaker & Founder, ART NOT WAR
  121. Laura Hein, USA, Professor, Northwestern University
  122. Laurie Ross, New Zealand, The Peace Foundation of New Zealand Aotearoa, International Affairs and Disarmament Committee
  123. Lekkie Hopkins, Australia, Professor, Edith Cowan University
  124. Leymah Gbowee, Liberia, 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate
  125. Linda Burnham, USA, National Domestic Workers Alliance
  126. Lindsey German, United Kingdom, National Convener, Stop the War Coalition
  127. Lisa Natividad, Guam, President, Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice
  128. Liza Maza, Philippines, former Parliamentarian; Gabriella Network
  129. Lourdes Leon Guerrero, Guam, Fuetsan Famalao'an
  130. Luisa Morgantini, Italy, Member, European Parliament
  131. Lydia Alpizar, Mexico, Executive Director, AWID (Association of Women's Rights in Development)
  132. Madeline Rees, United Kingdom, Secretary General, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
  133. Madelyn Hoffman, USA, Executive Director, New Jersey Peace Action
  134. Maggie Martin, USA, Iraq Veterans Against the War
  135. Mairead Maguire, Northern Ireland, 1976 Nobel Peace Laureate
  136. Maja Vitas Majstorovic, Serbia, Gender Coordinator, Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict
  137. Marevic Parcon, Philippines, Asia Regional Coordinator, Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights
  138. Margaret Gerhardt, USA, University of Pennsylvania
  139. Margo Okazawa-Rey, USA, Professor Emerita, San Francisco State University
  140. Marilyn Waring, New Zealand, Professor of Public Policy, Auckland University of Technology
  141. Marta Benavides, El Salvador, Siglo XXIII
  142. Mary C. Murphree, USA, Sociologist
  143. Mavic Cabrera-Balleza, Philippines, International Coordinator, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders
  144. Maya Schenwar, USA, Truthout Editor
  145. Medea Benjamin, USA, Co-founder, Code Pink
  146. Meenakshi Gopinath, India, Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP)
  147. Megan Amundson, USA, Executive Director, Women’s Action for New Direction (WAND)
  148. Megan Burke, USA, Director, International Campaign to Ban Landmines-Cluster Munitions Coalition
  149. Melissa Giovale, USA, Founder and Board Member, Bell Garden Buddhist Center
  150. Meredith Woo, USA, Open Society Foundations
  151. Meri Joyce, Australia, Regional Coordinator, Global Partnership for Prevention of Armed Conflict
  152. Mimi Han, Republic of Korea/USA, International Vice President, YWCA
  153. Mimi Kim, USA, Professor, Cal State University, Long Beach
  154. Mina Watanabe, Japan, Secretary General, Women’s Active Museum on War and Peace
  155. Miranda Cahn, New Zealand, Head of Programme Development and Quality, Save the Children New Zealand
  156. Musimbi Kanyoro, Kenya/USA, Executive Director of Global Fund for Women
  157. Nada Drobnjak, Montenegro, Member of Parliament
  158. Namhee Lee, USA, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
  159. Nan Kim, USA, Professor, University of Wisconsin
  160. Nancy Ruth, Canada, Senator
  161. Naomi Klein, Canada, Journalist and Activist
  162. Nathalie Margie, USA, Urgent Action Fund
  163. Netsai Mushonga, Zimbabwe, Commissioner, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission; African Women Active Nonviolence Initiative for Social Change
  164. Nighat Said Khan, Pakistan, Executive Chair, DidiBahini
  165. Nina Tsikhistavi-Khutsishvili, Georgia, Board Chair, International Center on Conflict and Negotiation
  166. Noura Erakat, USA, Human Rights Attorney
  167. Nunu Kidane, USA, Board Member, Priority Africa Network
  168. Orysia Sushko, Ukraine, President, World Federation of Ukrainian Women's Organizations
  169. Ouypourn Khuankaew, Thailand, Founder, International Women’s Partnership for Peace and Justice
  170. Pam McMichael, USA, Director of Highlander Research and Education Center
  171. Pamela Brubaker, USA, Professor Emerita, California Lutheran University
  172. Patricia Thane, United Kingdom, Professor, Kings College
  173. Paula Garb, USA, Co-Director, Center for Citizen Peacebuilding, University of California, Irvine Penny
  174. Rosenwasser, USA, Founding Board Member, Jewish Voice for Peace
  175. Phyllis Bennis, USA, Director, New Internationalism Project, Institute for Policy Studies
  176. Regina Munoz, Sweden, Peace Activist
  177. Robina Marie Winbush, USA, Minister, Member of World Council of Churches Exec and Central Committee
  178. Rose Othieno, Uganda, Executive Director, Center for Conflict Resolution
  179. Saloni Singh, Nepal, Executive Chair, DidiBahini
  180. Samanthi Gunwardana, Australia, Monash University
  181. Sandra Moran, Guatemala, Co-Representative of Intl. Committee, Americas Region, World March of Women
  182. Setsuko Thurlow, Canada, International Educator, Hibakusha/A-Bomb Survivor
  183. Sharon Bhagwan Rolls, Fiji, Executive Producer, FemLINKpacific; Board Chair, Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict
  184. Shirley Douglas, Canada, Actor and Activist
  185. Simone Chun, USA, Journalist and Activist
  186. Sophia Close, Australia, Australia National University, Canberra
  187. Sophie Toupin, Canada, Women Peace and Security Network Canada
  188. Soya Jung, USA, Writer and Activist
  189. Sue Wareham OAM, Australia, Vice-President, Medical Association for Prevention of War
  190. Sung-ok Lee, USA, Assistant General Secretary, United Methodist Women
  191. Susan Cundiff, USA, Oregon Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND)
  192. Susan Smith, USA, Muslim Peace Fellowship
  193. Su Yon Pak, USA, Professor, Union Theological Seminary
  194. Suzuyo Takazato, Japan, Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence
  195. Suzy Kim, USA, Professor, Rutgers University
  196. Taina Bien-Aime, USA, Executive Director, International Coalition Against Trafficking in Women
  197. Tani Barlow, USA, Professor, Rice University
  198. Tanya Selvaratnam, USA, Senior Producer, Art Not War
  199. Terrilee Kekoolani, Ko Pae'Aina Hawai'i, Kanaka Maoli
  200. Terry Greenblatt, Israel/USA, The Ploughshares Fund
  201. Una Kim, USA, Researcher
  202. Unzu Lee, USA, Presbyterian Minister, Women for Genuine Security
  203. Valerie Plame, USA, Former Covert CIA Operations Officer
  204. Vana Kim, USA, Spiritual Teacher
  205. Visaka Dharmadasa, Sri Lanka, Founder, Association of War Affected Women
  206. Wei Zhang, USA, Folk Art Researcher
  207. Wendi Deetz, USA, Global Fund for Women
  208. Winnie Wang, USA, Center for Global Nonkilling
  209. Wonhee Anne Joh, USA, Professor of Theology, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
  210. Yayoi Tsuchida, Japan, General Secretary, Japan Council Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs
  211. Yifat Susskind, USA, Executive Director, MADRE
  212. Yoonkyung Lee, Canada, Professor, University of Toronto
  213. Youngju Ryu, USA, Professor, University of Michigan

(List in formation & Note: Organizations/Affiliations Listed Only for Identification Purposes )

 

International Women’s Organizations

Church Women United CODE PINK

International Women’s Network Against Militarism MADRE

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, UK Section

 

North Korean Women’s Organization

Korea Socialist Women’s Union

 

South Korean Women’s and Peace Organizations

 

 

  1. Women Making Peace (평화여성회)
  2. Korea Women's Association United (한국여성단체연합/7 지부, 30  회원단체)
  3. Korean Association of Women Theologians (한국여신학자협의회)
  4. The Council of Churches in Korea, Women's Committee (한국기독교교회협의회   여성위원회)
  5. The Association of Major Superiors of Women Religious in Korea (한국천주교여자수도회 장상연합회)
  6. The Righteous People for Korean Unification (새로운 백년을 여는  통일의병)
  7. The Gongju Women Human Rights Center (공주 여성인권)
  8. The World Council of Churches (세계교회협의회)
  9. The Christian Network for Peace and Unification    (평화와통일을위한기독인연대)
  10. beyondit (너머서)
  11. Okedongmu Children  in Korea (어린이 어깨동무)
  12. Women History Forum (여성역사포럼)
  13. Peace Mother (평화어머니회)
  14. Kyunggi Women's Association United (경기여성연합)
  15. Kyunggi Goyang-Paju Women Link (경기 고양파주  민우회)
  16. Kyunggi  Women's  Network (경기여성네트워크)
  17. The Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan (한국정신대문제대책협의회)
  18. Korea Women's Political Solidarity (여세연)
  19. Korean  Sharing  Movement (우리민족서로돕기운동)
  20. People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (참여연대)
  21. Iftopia (문화세상 이프토피아)
  22. Ewha Women's Alumni Meeting for Democracy (이화민주동우회)
  23. Kyunggi Jinbo Women United (경기여성자주연대)
  24. Kyunggi Council of Women (경기여성단체협의회)
  25. Chungchung-namdo Education Center for Equality (충청남도   성평등교육문화센타)
  26. 21st Century Seoul Women's Union (21세기 서울여성회)
  27. Common Nourishing and Education (공동육아와 공동체  교육)
  28. Ecumenical Youth Network (에큐메니칼 청년 네트워크)
  29. Women Ministers Association of Presbyterian Churches Korea (대한예수교장로회 전국여교역자연합회)
  30. Women Ministers' Association of Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea (한국기독교장로회여교역자협의회)
  31. Korea Association  Methodist Women in Ministry (기독교대한감리회  여교역자회)
  32. Korea Methodist Women's Leadership Institute (감리교여성지도력개발원)
  33. Korea Church Women United (한국교회여성연합회)
  34. Duraebang (두레방)
  35. Sunlit Sisters' Center (햇살사회복지회)
  36. United for Women's Rights Against US Military Bases' Crime (기지촌여성인권연대)
  37. United Voice for the Eradication of Prostitution: Hansori (성매매근절을위한 한소리회)

 

Women Cross DMZ (www.womencrossdmz.org)

Women Cross DMZ is an organization led by women working globally for peace in Korea. In May 2015, on the 70th anniversary of the division of Korea, Women Cross DMZ led a historic womens peace walk across the De- Militarized Zone from North to South Korea to draw global attention to the urgent need to end the Korean War with a peace treaty, reunite divided families, and ensure womens leadership in peacebuilding. Representing 15 countries, our 30-member international delegation walked with 10,000 Korean women on both sides of the DMZ. Our mission is to: 1.) Promote womens leadership in the peacebuilding process in Korea; 2.) Raise awareness about the urgent need for peace in Korea; and 3.) Expand and deepen relationships with women leaders and organizations in South Korea, North Korea, and around the world.

 

 

 The New York Times

 

ASIA PACIFIC

Fearing Korean Nuclear War, 

Women of 40 Nations 

Urge Trump to Seek Peace


By CHOE SANG-HUN      APRIL 26, 2017


A South Korea-United States joint military drill in Pocheon, South Korea, last week. The countries are stepping up their military readiness amid signs that the North is preparing to test a nuclear device.CreditKim Hong-Ji/Reuters

 

 

SEOUL, South Korea — As the White House prepared to brief members of the Senate on North Korea on Wednesday, female activists from more than 40 countries, including North and South Korea, urged President Trump to defuse military tensions and start negotiating for peace to prevent war from erupting on the Korean Peninsula.

They said they feared that the rapidly escalating tensions on the peninsula, if left unchecked, could engulf the region in nuclear war.

“We are united by our belief that diplomacy is the only way to resolve the nuclear crisis and threat of war now facing the Korean Peninsula,” said their letter to Mr. Trump, dated Wednesday. “Peace is the most powerful deterrent of all.”

A copy of the letter, signed by hundreds of female leaders, was made available in advance. It was also being sent to several senators who will be visiting the White House for the briefing on Wednesday, said Christine Ahn, international coordinator for Women Cross DMZ, a group of female peace activists that helped organize the letter campaign.

On Wednesday, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis are scheduled to brief the entire Senate at the White House on North Korea. The briefing will also include Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, and Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The briefing comes as the United States and its allies South Korea and Japan step up their military readiness amid signs the North is getting ready to test a nuclear device despite warnings by the United States and others not to do so.

“President Trump could demonstrate his art of deal making by advancing what will and has only ever worked: diplomacy and engagement,” Ms. Ahn said. “Talks with Pyongyang would be a real benchmark of success in his first 100 days.”

Ms. Ahn said the female peace activists prepared the letter campaign as “our own Scud missile” to stop what her group called a dangerous escalation of tensions. In the past weeks, Washington has vowed to stop the North’s advancing nuclear and missile programs, using military options if it has to, and moved the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson to Korean waters. The North has threatened its own pre-emptive strikes, warning of a nuclear war and conducting a series of missile tests.

The letter to Mr. Trump was also signed by the North’s Socialist Women’s Union. This was significant, Ms. Ahn said, because like other organizations in the North, it would not act independently of the wishes of the central government in Pyongyang.

 “The only so-called communication between Pyongyang and Washington is the threat of military force in the form of B-1 bombers, nuclear aircraft carriers, missiles and nuclear tests,” Kozue Akibayashi, the international president of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, was quoted as saying in a news release from Women Cross DMZ.

“This dangerous situation threatens everyone in the region.”

Ewa Eriksson Fortier, a Swedish humanitarian aid worker with extensive experience in North Korea, expressed concern that Mr. Trump may encourage more bilateral sanctions against North Korea, including restricting its supply of oil.

“We must caution against targeted sanctions, which harm the most vulnerable,” said Ms. Fortier, who signed the letter. “Ordinary community people need fuel to run tractors and machinery for disaster and flood prevention, and to secure access to food, safe water and sanitation.”

The women urged Mr. Trump to negotiate a freeze of North Korea’s nuclear and long-range ballistic program in exchange for a United States security guarantee that would include suspending United States-South Korea military exercises — an approach favored by China.

But they also urged Mr. Trump to address the root cause of the North Korean crisis by negotiating a peace treaty to formally end the Korean War, whose guns fell silent in a cease-fire in 1953 that left the peninsula still technically at war.

“For more than 70 years, isolation, arms, troops and doomsday threats have been used to separate a once unified country,” the American feminist activist and author Gloria Steinem said in the news release. “Isn’t it time that leaders stop, recognize danger and listen?”

In May 2015, Women Cross DMZ organized a group of 30 female peace activists, including Ms. Steinem and two Nobel Peace Prize laureates, to cross the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas to draw global attention to the need to bring peace on the divided peninsula.


 


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