#WomenPeaceKorea: Seoul International Women's Peace Symposium

Women Cross DMZ
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 09:30
S. Korea
N. Korea
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
General Women, Peace and Security
Peace Processes
Initiative Type: 
Conferences & Meetings

This initiative describes the Seoul International Women's Peace Symposium #WomenPeaceKorea: A New Era program. 

Read or download the program below, or read the original by Women Cross DMZ here.



Thursday May 24, 2018, 9:30-5 pm | National Assembly Library  Seoul, Republic of Korea

9:30 am Welcome

  • Jeong-ae Ahn-Kim, Representative, Women Making Peace
  • Young-Soo Han, President, National YWCA of Korea
  • Soon-Young Choi, Representative, Kyunggi Women’s Network
  • Hyun-Back Chung, Minister of Gender Equality and Family
  • InSoon Nam, Chairwoman of Gender Equality and Family, National Assembly

10 am Keynotes

  • Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate, Northern Ireland
  • Sung-Eun Kim, Board Chair, Women Making Peace

10:30 am Plenary: Women’s Leadership in this Historic Moment

  • Jeong-Soo Kim, Board Member, Women Making Peace
  • Kwang-Soon Ko-Eun, Representative, Peace Mothers
  • Sung-hee Choi, Gangjeong, Jeju Island, South Korea
  • Dr. Mary-Wynne Ashford, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Canada
  • Lao Ki Chin, Board Member, Peace Women Across the Globe, China
  • Kozue Akibayashi, International President, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Japan
  • Rebecca Johnson, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), United Kingdom
  • Christine Ahn, International Coordinator, Women Cross DMZ

12:30 pm Lunch

2 pm – 4:30 pm Three Concurrent Roundtables

Panel 1: Unresolved Korean War, Militarism in Asia and Pacific + Women’s Resistance

  • Sung-hee Choi, Gangjeong, Jeju Island, South Korea
  • Kwang-Soon Ko-Eun, Representative, Peace Mothers
  • Dr. Kalama Niheu, Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific, Hawai’i
  • Lisa Natividad, President, Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice, Guam
  • Medea Benjamin, Co-Founder, Code Pink, USA
  • Cindy Wiesner, International Coordinator, Grassroots Global Justice, USA

Panel 2: Feminist Peacebuilding: What Is Possible, What Can Be Done? (Each speaker 8 mins)

  • Jeong-Soo Jang-Lee, Representative of Women Eco United, South Korea
  • Min-Jeong Kim-Moon, Representative, Women Link #MeToo, #WithYou, South Korea
  • Mavic Cabrera-Balleza, Global Network of Women Peacemakers, Philippines
  • Katherine Ronderos, WILPF, LIMPAL, Colombia
  • Alice Nderitu, Senior Advisor, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Kenya
  • Yifat Susskind, Executive Director, MADRE, USA

Panel 3: Women and Peace in Northeast Asia

  • Eun-Sun Lee, National Council of Churches Korea, South Korea
  • Miran Jang, Co-Representative, YWCA of Korea, South Korea
  • Patti Talbot, United Church of Canada, Canada
  • Olga Maltseva, Dialogue of Cultures, Russia
  • Wang Xuan, Justice for Unit 731 Victims, China
  • Altantsegtseg (Altaa) Noosgoi, Mongolia
  • Ann Wright, Veterans for Peace, USA

4:40 Closing Remarks and Ceremony

  • In-Sook Choi, Iftopia
  • Mimi Han, Vice-President, YWCA International
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#WomenPeaceKorea: Seoul International Women's Peace Symposium