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International Women’s Network against Militarism Supporting the Peace Process on the Korean Peninsula

14 June 2018 We are delighted and encouraged by basic agreements reached during the historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018, between the heads of state of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the United States, Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump. This brings closer to reality the dream of countless Korean people for peace… Read more »

Guahan

You are invited to tune into Beyond the Fence which airs at noon on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month on Public Radio Guam-KPRG 89.3 FM (89.1 FM in the CNMI), your source for NPR news and music discovery. This one hour locally produced program features interviews and coverage of public events offering analyses… Read more »

Statement from Okinawa Gathering, June 2017

Final Statement from Okinawa Gathering, June 2017 “Challenging Militarism and Creating a Sustainable Future” International Women’s Network Against Militarism 9th Meeting — Okinawa, June 22-26, 2017 Final Statement Twenty years ago, women from South Korea, the Philippines, Okinawa, Japan, and the United States gathered in Okinawa to form a network of solidarity against US militarism…. Read more »

Letter of Demand to Mourn the Victim of the Murder Incident linked to the Former U.S. Marine, to Fully Investigate the Truth, and to Immediately Withdraw U.S. Military Forces in Okinawa:

May 20, 2016 Mr. Barack Obama, President of the United States Ms. Caroline Kennedy, United States Ambassador to Japan Mr. Lawrence D. Nicholson, United States Military Okinawa Area Coordinator (OAC) Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Yoshihide Suga, Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan Mr. Takeshi Onaga, Governor of Okinawa Prefecture Letter of Demand… Read more »

Puerto Rico

Alianza de Mujeres Viequenses, Vieques, Puerto Ricoilé: Organizing for Consciousness-in-ActionOrganizational Biographies The Vieques Women’s Alliance/ Alianza de Mujeres Viequenses, On May 14, 1999, a group of Viequense women joined the struggle for the demilitarization of Vieques, Puerto Rico. At that moment, they did not anticipate the impact they would have in their community. The Vieques… Read more »

Philippines

Philippine Women’s Network on Peace and Security In 2004, the Philippines hosted the 5th International Meeting of the International Network (then called East Asia-US-Puerto Rico Women’s Network Against Militarism). The meeting was entitled the International Meeting on Human Security and Development and its theme was “Women and Men: Creating a Culture of Peace.”  WEDPRO (Women’s… Read more »

U.S.

Women for Genuine Security Women for Genuine Security (WGS) is the U.S.-based partner of the International Women’s Network Against Militarism.  We promote genuine security based on justice and respect for others across difference, and an economy that meets people’s needs, especially women and children. We work transnationally toward the creation of a society free of militarism, violence, and all forms of… Read more »

Hawaiʻi

DMZ-Hawai’i/Aloha ‘Aina DMZ-Hawaii’i/Aloha ‘Aina is a network of organizations and individuals representing various movements and communities, as well as international allies.  DMZ stands for demilitarized zone. Aloha ‘Aina means love for the land.  DMZ-Hawai’i/Aloha ‘Aina has united environmental, peace, anti-nuclear, women’s, religious and Kanaka Maoli sovereignty and independence groups. Its current campaigns are opposing the… Read more »

Women Cross DMZ

Four of us from the International Women’s Network were part of a delegation who visited North Korea and crossed the Demilitarized Zone on May 24, 2015: Kozue Akibayashi (Japan), Gwyn Kirk (continental US), Lisa Natividad (Guahan/Guam), and Suzuyo Takazato (Okinawa). The 30-woman delegation came from 15 nations and included big names like Gloria Steinem, and Nobel… Read more »