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Free webinar on gendered impact of the Korean War

March 6 @ 6:00 CST - 7:30 CST


Free webinar on gendered impact of the Korean War

A webinar in observance of International Women’s Day entitled The Gendered Impact of the Korean War; Past, Present and Future will be held Wednesday, March 6 at 6 p.m. (CST). The event will include two feminist scholar-activists: Suzy Kim, professor of Korean history at Rutgers University; and Na-Young Lee, professor at Chung-Ang University (Seoul) and board chair of the Korean Council for the Justice and Remembrance for the Issues of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan.

Kim will provide a historical account of how North Korean and international women intervened during the Korean War. Lee will discuss the impact of the ongoing state of unresolved war on South Korean women, including militarized sexual violence, and efforts underway to hold the South Korean government and U.S. military accountable. Moderator for the event is Ji-Yeon Yuh, a board member at Women Cross DMZ and professor at Northwestern University, Chicago.

The Korean War is considered unresolved because no peace treaty hs been negotiated between the parties in the war. The war is still technically suspended by a 1953 armistice agreement. The result is that U.S. troops are still stationed in South Korea, and South Korean and U.S. troops are engaged in watching the southern border of the DMZ.  North Koreans stake out the northern border of the DMZ. War-like incidents that cost human lives have frequently occurred between the troops on the DMZ and in disputed territorial waters off the western coast of North Korea since the armistice was signed

Registration is free and available at the attached link.

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