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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Stop Threats of War and Militarization: Women from Guam, US, and Asia-Pacific Region Call for Peace and Diplomacy

We call on President Trump and Kim Jong-Un to ratchet down their reckless and dangerous rhetoric that threatens all of humanity. We urge you to sit down and talk, for all our families, our children, and the future of our planet.  We need dialogue, understanding and nonviolent cooperation. The bombast and brinkmanship must stop. Diplomacy… Read more »

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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 »

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Korea

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 »

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Protests & Campaigns Against US Military Presence

Protests against the construction of a new heliport for the US Marines in the Henoko area and against any other new construction of military facilities. Opposition to the re-location of Futenma Marine Corps Air Station. Demands for “No Relocation” of military facilities, installations, or training within Okinawa or in other parts of the world. Demands… 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 »

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Japan

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South Korea

PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS IN THE INTERNATIONAL NETWORK • Du Rae Bang (My Sister’s Place), Uijongbu, South Korea • National Campaign to Eradictae Crime by US Troops in Korea, Seoul • SAFE Korea, Seoul KEY FACTS ABOUT SOUTH KOREA • Korea was colonized by the Japanese government from 1910-45. Young Korean men were recruited as laborers and… Read more »

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