Our Writing

Writings by participants of the IWNAM.


Akibayashi, Kozue. Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence: A Feminist Challenge to Militarism (PhD Dissertation, Columbia University Teachers College, 2002).


Cachola, Ellen-Rae. Archives of Transformation: A Case Study of the International Women’s Network Against Militarism’s Archival System (PhD Dissertation, University of California Los Angeles, 2014).

Nemeth, Summer, Darlene Rodrigues, et al. Ho’omo’omo’o: Piecing Together Expressions of Resistance (Honolulu: Women’s Voices Women Speak).


Natividad, LisaLinda and Gwyn Kirk, “Fortress Guam: Resistance to US military mega-buildup,”  The Asia-Pacific Journal, May 10, 2010.

Natividad, LisaLinda and Victoria-Lola Leon Guerrero. 3454 “The Explosive Growth of U.S. Military Power on Guam Confronts People Power: Experience of an island people under Spanish, Japanese and American colonial rule,” The Asia-Pacific Journal, December 6, 2010.

Puerto Rico

Quiñones-Rosado, Raúl. Consciousness-in-Action: Toward an Integral Psychology of Liberation and Transformation (Caguas, Ilé Publications, 2007).


Ahn, Christine and Gwyn Kirk. “Democracy Thwarts U.S. Base Plans,” Foreign Policy in Focus, Feb.11, 2010. http://www.fpif.org/articles/democracy_thwarts_us_base_plans

Kirk, Gwyn and Carolyn Bowen Francis. “Redefining Security: Women Challenge U.S. Military Policy and Practice in East Asia,” Berkeley Women’s Law Journal (2000).

Lee, Deborah and Antonio Salas. Unfaithing U.S. Colonialism (Dharma Cloud Publishers, 1999).


Ahn, Christine and Gwyn Kirk. “Agent Orange in Korea,” Foreign Policy in Focus. July 7, 2011. http://www.fpif.org/articles/agent_orange_in_korea


Ginoza, Ayano. “Okinawanness as a Form of Indigeneity in Transnational
Anti-Militarist Feminist Movement,” Center for the Study of Women Update Newsletter. UCLA Center for the Study of Women (2011).

Okinawan Women Act Against Military Violence, “The Declaration of the ‘Children-Women-Citizens’ Rally on the Violence and Human Rights Violations Against Girls and Women.” (Press statement for Okinawan Women’s American Peace Caravan, San Francisco, Washington D.C., New York, Honolulu, February 3-17, 1996).

Takazato, Suzuyo. 2000. “Report from Okinawa: Long term military presence and violence against women,”  Canadian Woman Studies, (19) 4: pp.42-47.

Transnational: Asia Pacific Region 

Cachola, Ellen-Rae, Lizelle Festejo, Annie Fukushima, Gwyn Kirk and Sabina Perez. “Gender and US Bases in Asia Pacific,” Foreign Policy in Focus, March 14. 2008.

Fukushima, Annie Isabel, Ayano Ginoza, Michiko Hase, Gwyn Kirk, Deborah Lee, and Taeva Shefler. “Disaster Militarism: Rethinking U.S. Relief in the Asia-Pacific,” Foreign Policy in Focus, March 11, 2014

Kirk, Gwyn. “Environmental Effects of U.S. Military Security: Gendered Experiences from the Philippines, South Korea, and Japan.” In Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific: Method, Practice, Theory, edited by Kathy E. Ferguson and Monique Mironesco (University of Hawaii Press, 2008), pp. 294-317.

Kirk, Gwyn. “The Other Nuclear Survivors,” Foreign Policy in Focus, March 2, 2010. http://www.fpif.org/articles/the_other_nuclear_survivors

Kirk, Gwyn and Margo Okazawa-Rey. “Women Opposing US Militarism in East Asia,” Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 16:1 (March 2004), pp. 59-63.

Kirk, Gwyn and Margo Okazawa-Rey. “Demilitarizing Security: Women Oppose U.S. Militarism in East Asia,”in Frontline Feminisms: Women, War and Resistance, edited by Marguerite Waller and Judith Rycenga (Garland Press, 2000): 159-171.

Kirk, Gwyn, Rachel Cornwell and Margo Okazawa-Rey. “Women and the U.S. Military in East Asia, Foreign Policy in Focus, March 1, 1999. http://fpif.org/women_and_the_us_military_in_east_asia/


Ahn, Christine and Gwyn Kirk. “Fashioning Resistance to Militarism,” Foreign Policy in Focus, March 10. 2009  http://www.fpif.org/articles/fashioning_resistance_to_militarism

Cachola, Ellen-Rae, Gwyn Kirk, Lisalinda Natividad and Maria Reinat Pumarejo. “Women Working Across Borders for Peace and Genuine Security,” Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 22 (2010): 164-170.

Choi, Don Mee, Yoko Fukumura, Michiko Hase and Nobu Tomita.
“Interpretation is a Political Act.” (Interpreters’ Statement, International  Women
‘s Network Against  Militarism, 2007).

Fukushima, Annie Isabel, and Gwyn Kirk. “Military Sexual Violence: From frontline to fenceline,” Foreign Policy in Focus, June 17, 2013. http://fpif.org/military_sexual_violence_from_frontline_to_fenceline/

Hoshino, Lina (Dir.). Living Along the Fenceline, 2012. Documentary film in 5 languages.