Christine Ahn

Founder, Executive Director Women Cross DMZ

Region(s): Asia
Country of focus: North Korea, South Korea
Based in Honolulu


Current Occupation: Founder, Executive Director Women Cross DMZ
Organization/Institution: Women Cross DMZ


This Mother’s Day, Take a Stand Against War in Gaza and Everywhere Common Dreams May 12, 2024

Peace activist, retired general fight for peace in Korea Honolulu Star-Advertiser Feb 4, 2024

How Can We Actually Improve Human Rights in North Korea? Foreign Policy in Focus Dec 14, 2023

Activists demand formal peace plan to end 70-year long Korean War Washington Post Jul 28, 2023

70 years later, Koreans are still working to formally end the Korean War NBC News Jul 27, 2023

It’s Time to Recalibrate the U.S. Alliance with South Korea In These Times Jul 26, 2023

70 years have passed since Korean cease-fire. It’s time to end American’s longest war. Opinion USA Today Jul 24, 2023

“Provocative & Dangerous”: Biden to Send Nuclear-Armed Subs to South Korea as Activists Demand Peace Democracy Now Apr 28, 2023

When Jimmy Carter went to North Korea Oped Responsible Statecraft Feb 22, 2023

‘Crossings’ Follows A Walk For Peace As It Crosses The Korean Divide Forbes Aug 7, 2022

South Korea’s New Conservative President Will Likely Set Back Peace and Gender Equality Oped Newsweek Mar 11, 2022

Moon wants to formally end the Korean War. Can that bring peace? Al Jazeera Jan 13, 2022

A declaration to end the Korean War can improve American and Korean security Oped NK News Dec 9, 2021

How Congress can advance peace with North Korea Oped The Hill Jul 12, 2021

How Biden nominee Wendy Sherman can pull off a deal with North Korea where others failed NBC News Apr 17, 2021

The Hill: For Biden, the answer to North Korea is now impossible to ignore

Newsweek co-author: Women of Color Should Be the Ones Remaking U.S. Foreign Policy

Christine Ahn (@christineahn) is the founder and executive director of  Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War, reunite families, and ensure women’s leadership in peace building. In 2015  @WomenCrossDMZ organized women’s peace symposiums in Pyongyang and Seoul, a women’s peace walk with 10,000 Korean women on both sides of the De-Militarized Zone (DMZ), and a historic crossing of the DMZ from North to South Korea with 30 women peacemakers from 15 countries.

Christine is co-founder of the Korea Peace Network, Korea Policy Institute, Global Campaign to Save Jeju Island and National Campaign to End the Korean War. She has addressed the United Nations, US Congress, Republic of Korea’s National Human Rights Commission, and a Canadian parliamentary committee. Christine has been a policy analyst at the Global Fund for Women, Oakland Institute, Institute for Food & Development Policy, and the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development.

A columnist with Foreign Policy In Focus, her writings have also been published in The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, CNN, Fortune, The Hill, South China Morning Post and The Nation.

She has appeared on Al Jazeera, Anderson Cooper 360, BBC, CBC, CNN, Democracy Now!, NBC Today Show, NPR, the Samantha Bee Show, Voice of America and other news sites.