IWPG condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

By our Reporter

International Women’s Peace Group Jeonbuk Branch (IWPG, branch manager Yeo Mi-Hyun) held “Online Rally: No War in Ukraine ” on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on the 6th with more than 100 members participating.

On March 1st, the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG, Chairwoman Hyun Sook Yoon) issued a statement expressing concerns regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine and urging for a peaceful resolution of the situation in Ukraine. Members of the IWPG Jeonbuk branch gathered their hearts and held an online rally to condemn the war for peace.

According to the statement, IWPG wrote, “The Russian military’s preemptive strike on Ukraine is a military action that violates the charter of the United Nations (UN) and international law. The lives of the Ukrainian people should be valued.”

IWPG also urged for the United Nations and the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions, which are responsible for safeguarding peace, to settle the situation in Ukraine as soon as possible, stop the Russian government’s airstrikes, and come up with measures to protect refugees and measures for all people to return to their homes.

In order to find a peaceful resolution to the situation in Ukraine, IWPG will deliver a statement of opposition to the war to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the European Union (EU) Headquarters and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of member countries (27 countries), the UN Secretary General, the UN Permanent Mission of Ukraine, the Delegation of the EU to the UN, the Russian and Ukrainian embassies in Korea. Statements will also be sent to the UN Permanent Missions and Embassies in Korea of the countries abstaining from voting to adopt the resolution for Russia to withdraw military forces in Ukraine.

IWPG Jeonbuk branch held an “Only-Piece Online Conference” on the 24th of last month and participated in all peace pledges supporting the DPCW’s 10 articles and 38 clauses, the answer to peace. As an international NGO in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC), IWPG plans to conduct an anti-war online rally through its branches around the world and an online anti-war signature campaign with over 450 cooperative organizations.

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