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Woman of the Week: The Women of #WomenCrossDMZ

While our Woman of the Week segment is most commonly used to honor Skirt Collective’s writers and women in our local communities, we wanted to dedicate this week’s post to the women who are currently spending their time by risking their lives in an effort to bring peace to the Koreas by participating in #WomenCrossDMZ.

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Peace Development Fund

For those of you that are just tuning in, Women Cross DMZ is an effort organized by Christine Ahn who is joined by 29 other powerful female leaders from all over the world. This weekend, they are planning on walking the 2-mile divide between North and South Korea, one of the most dangerous DMZs in the world, in partnership with the women of both Koreas.

Though popular media is failing to offer the kind of attention this movement deserves, we believe in using our platform at Skirt Collective to bring awareness towards this historical, courageous and selfless event.

We also believe that had this event been executed by male world leaders, public focus on such an act would be rampant. It is with this theory that we proudly present and honor the 30 women included in this march, below.

Thank you so much for your work towards a more peaceful and just world. We love, honor and support you.

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The list includes:

Maired Maguire

Gloria Steinem

Christine Ahen

Medea Benjamin

Hyung-Kyung Chung

Gay Dillingham

Suzy Kim

Vana Kim Hansen

Gwyn Kirk

Sung-Ok Lee

Cora Weiss

Ann Wright

Jean Chung

Abigal Disney

Jodie Evans

Leymah Gbowee

Erika Guevara

Patricia Guerrero

Jane Jin Kaisen          

Deann Borshay Liem

Brinton Lykes

Liza Maza

Ann Patterson

Suzuyo Takazato

Kozue Akibayashi

Lisa Linda Natividad

Ewa Eriksson Fortier

Aiyoung Choi

Meri Joyce

Netsai Mushonga

Janis Alton

Hye-Jung Park

Stay tuned as we cover more of this story in the following days. We ask you to join us in our efforts to bring awareness to this march by sharing all relevant articles and using the hashtag, #WomenCrossDMZ.
Anja Jerkovic

Anja Jerkovic

Anja Jerkovic is enjoying her 25th journey around the sun with the help of friends, family, dogs and cinnamon rolls.

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