International Women’s Network Against
WGS has helped to sustain and support this Network. We meet in
person every 2 years at international meetings
hosted by different country groups.
The International Women’s Network Against Militarism (IWNAM) was
formed in 1997 when forty women activists, policy-makers, teachers,
and students from South Korea,
Okinawa, mainland Japan,
the Philippines and the
continental United States gathered
in Okinawa to strategize together about the negative effects of
the US military in each of our countries. In 2000, women from
Puerto Rico who opposed
the US Navy bombing training on the island of Vieques also joined,
and in 2004 women from Hawai’i.
The network has expanded during the 2007 meeting in U.S. and the 2009 meeting in Guam. The last meeting was in Puerto Rico in early 2012. A timeline
showing key events puts the International Women’s Network
in historical context.
The Network is not a membership organization, but a collaboration
among women active in our own communities who share a common mission.
Visit the International Women's Network Against Militarism website at iwnam.org.
Our current projects are this English-language website which provides
a vision of genuine security and educates about the effects of military
operations, particularly on women, children and the environment.
We also develop and sponsor educational events, talks, and other
Fashioning Resistance to Militarism Web Resource
Activist Dictionary (Korean, English, Japanese, Spanish, Pilipino)
This is in English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Pilipino. It has
grown out of our work together and has served to deepen our communication
as a Network.
The Politics of Translation
A WGS Quarterly Publication
(RE)Collection is a newsletter that illuminates the work of those
committed to a culture of peace. (RE)Collection developed from the
collaboration of U.S. based activists who are part of the WGS connection.
WGS envisions a world of genuine security based on justice, respect
for others across national boundaries, and economic planning that
meets people's needs, especially women and children. WGS work toward
the creation of a society free of militarism, violence, and all
forms of sexual exploitation, and for the safety, well-being, and
long-term sustainability of our communities.
Women for Genuine Security core
group members are available to speak on college campuses, in
classrooms, to community organizations and faith-based groups.
- Militarism and Violence against Women
- Redefining Security for the 21st Century
- Military Security: An oxymoron?
- Impact of military operations on the environment and human health
in East Asia
- Transnational Women’s Organizing: The first ten years
of the East Asia-US-Puerto Rico Women’s Network
- Translation as political work
- Textile arts in women’s peace work
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
to schedule a talk.