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Divided country

As the last PN was going to press, 30 international women peace activists crossed the demilitarised zone separating North and South Korea, to mark International Women’s Day for Disarmament (24 May).

The 2015 Women’s Peace Walk had intended to walk across at the Panmunjom ‘truce village’, where North and South Korean soldiers stand metres apart in a permanent face-off over the border. Instead, the women had to cross by bus, on the western part of the border.