By Andrea Germanos, Published by Common Dreams, March 11, 2015

A group of global women aims to wage peace with a milestone walk across the 155-mile demilitarized zone (DMZ) that separates North and South Korea, and a call for an end to the state of war that has affected millions for over six decades.

The organizers announced the International Peacemakers’ Walk for Peace in Korea on Wednesday during the United Nation’s 59th Commission on the Status of Women.

Honorary co-chairs of the peace walk are Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Corrigan Maguire of Northern Ireland and trailblazing feminist and author Gloria Steinem. The organizing committee boasts dozens of dynamic women from across the globe including CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin, professor of Korean history at Rutgers University Suzy Kim, filmmaker and philanthropist Abigail Disney, Nobel Laureate and Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee, and human rights lawyer Patricia Guerrero of Colombia.

The walk is spearheaded by Women De-Militarize the Zone, an effort founded by writer and peace activist Christine Ahn, who wrote that “the DMZ continues to divide the Korean peninsula with recurring tensions that serve as a sobering reminder of the possibility of renewed war.”  According to the website for the effort:

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.

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