The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination's Project on Gender in the Global Community will co-sponsor a Women, Peace and Security event, "Walking the Line: Women Cross the DMZ for Peace," on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at the United Nations in New York, GA Building, Conference Room 3. Participants will include Christine Ahn, Co-Founder of the Korea Policy Institute and former Senior Policy Analyst at the Global Fund for Women; Aiyoung Choi, Chair Emerita of the Korean American Family Service Center; Hyung-Kyung Chung, professor of interfaith engagement at Union Theological Seminary; and Ann Wright, retired US Army Reserve Colonel and author of Dissent: Voices of Conscience. The session will be moderated by Cora Weiss, former President and current UN representative of the International Peace Bureau. To attend the session, RSVP by July 20 to PeaceWomen. Note: special event passes are required for non-UN badge holders; please indicate in RSVP.
This event will feature a briefing from the women participants in a recent one-week long journey with North and South Korean women and their historic crossing of the DMZ, their findings, and onging advocacy related to formally ending the Korean War, the division of millions of families, and continued reliance on militarization.
The event is part of a series of lectures and panels on the UN's Women, Peace, and Security Agenda, organized by LISD's Project on Gender in the Global Community, the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations, and the PeaceWomen Project of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.