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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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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 »


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 »


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 »


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


Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence was formed in September 1995, following the rape of a 12-year-old girl by 3 US servicemen.  This group has held demonstrations and protests, organized letter writing campaigns, and brought their creativity and passion to protests and campaigns against the US military presence in Okinawa, which dates back to 1945… 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 »