The Official Statement from the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan regarding the Agreement on the Military Sexual Slavery (“Comfort Women”) Issue during the Korea-Japan Ministerial Meeting Today’s meeting between the foreign ministers of South Korea and Japan concluded with an agreement on the resolution for the military sexual… 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 »


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… Read more »


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 »


KEY FACTS ABOUT GUAHAN (Guam) Guahan is located in the Mariana Islands in the Micronesian region of the pacific. Guahan is the Chamoru name of Guam, which means “we have.” It is the southernmost island of the Mariana Islands, and the largest island in Micronesia. It has a total land area of 212 square miles,… Read more »


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 »


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 »


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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 »