Worldwide WAN

The Worldwide WAN (W-WAN) introduces activities of Women's Action Network (WAN) and feminist movements, etc. inside and outside of Japan. We translate selected articles in the main WAN website from Japanese into English as well as other international languages including Chinese and Korean. We also publish W-WAN's original articles on this page.

2024.03.03 Sun

Raising Voices: SafeBuddy's Online Event Shines Light on Female Genital Mutilation Awareness (日本語訳が下にあります) Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) remains a silent yet harrowing reality for millions of women worldwide. SafeBuddy, a leading international organization dedicated to promoting women's rights and safety, recently organized an online event aimed at raising awareness about FGM. This article delves into the highlights of SafeBuddy's event, she

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2024.02.19 Mon

I decided to have breast cancer surgery in Manila, and my primary surgeon, Dr. Valencia, explained to me that I had to complete the following four steps before the surgery could be performed. This was in December 2021, when the pandemic was still in progress. 1. CT scan to check the size of the cancer and its metastatic status 2. Various blood tests & cardiovascular tests to check if the patient is healthy enough to undergo general anesthesia su

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Labels: Essays

2024.01.10 Wed

여러분, 새해 복 많이 받으세요. 올해 용의 해 새해가 밝았지만, 별로 달가운 마음이 들지 않습니다. 러시아의 우크라이나 침공 2년째에 더해 이스라엘의 가자 침공으로 정말로 가슴 아픈 사태가 계속되고 있습니다. 국제사회의 무력함을 뼈저리게 깨닫는 가운데, 우리가 대처할 방도를 찾지 못하는 사이에 무력감은 실로 커져가고 있습니다. 이러한 때에 WAN의 멤버가 평화의 메세지를 일본어, 영어, 독일어, 히브리어, 아랍어로 내어서, WAN은 세계의 사람들과 함께 평화를 호소할 수 있었습니다. 작년에 저는 75살 이상 후기고령자가 되었습니다. 작년 WAN의 총회가 열릴 때 저는 입원을 했었는데, 이사장 없이도 총회를 열 수 있다는 점을 실증한 점이 큰 성과입니다.(웃음) WAN도 이제 창립 후 15년째, 열 다섯 살이 되었습니다. 앞으로 WAN에서도 세대 교체가 필요하다고 절감하는 시기입니다.

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2024.01.01 Mon

Happy New Year! This year is the year of the dragon, and this year is the last year for this calendar of lessons learned. I am not in a happy mood just because it is New Year. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has been going on for two years now, and in addition, Israel's invasion of Gaza has been really tragic. We have been reminded of the powerlessness of the international community. We are also devastated by the helplessness of ourselves. In t

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2023.12.31 Sun

Worldwide-WAN Peace Declaration of Solidarity ************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************ 平和を求めるメッセージ ◆Worldwide WAN Botschaft für den Frieden ◆Worldwide WAN رسالة دعوة إلى السلام ◆Worldwide WAN

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2023.12.31 Sun

Worldwide-WAN Peace Declaration of Solidarity ****************************************************************************************** ****************************************************************************************** 平和を求めるメッセージ ◆Worldwide WAN Botschaft für den Frieden ◆Worldwide WAN מסר לשלום ◆Worldwide WAN

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2023.12.17 Sun

I made an appointment with a surgeon at the clinic where I had my cytology to ask about treatment and surgery for breast cancer.My husband went with me to the clinic that day. We both must have looked very serious while waiting for the doctor in the waiting room. Then Dr. Valencia, a surgeon, wearing a face shield that covered his entire face like an astronaut, showed up about 30 minutes late. (*In Manila at that time, face mask plus face shield

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Labels: Essays

2023.11.26 Sun

After my mind went blank for a while from the shock of seeing the diagnosis of breast cancer, the first thing I did, trembling, was to open an airline booking website and look up tickets to Japan. “I have to go back to Japan right away to have the surgery!” I had no desire to have the surgery in Manila. Because the Japanese I know living in Manila return home when surgery is needed. Those who give birth also usually return home a few months bef

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Labels: Essays

2023.11.21 Tue

中国のファッション雑誌『ELLE CHINA』が35周年記念号として「新たな女性主人公へのトリビュート-Change MAKERS」と題した特集を組みました。 その特集の冒頭インタビューに、今中国で大ブームを巻き起こしているWAN理事長の上野千鶴子さんが取り上げられました。 『ELLE CHINA』から翻訳と掲載の許可を得て、そのインタビューの日本語訳を掲載します。 オリジナル記事は次のリンクから読むことができます。 『ELLE CHINA 35 ANNIVERSARY ISSUE』 ****************************************************************************************** わたしたちは上野千鶴子さんと彼女のご自宅で対談しました。 上野さんは、今日の東アジアの文化において最も影響力のあるフェミニスト学者であり、わたしたちに女性であることのジレンマと意味、そして女性が持つこ

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2023.11.11 Sat

Wir, die Freiwilligen von W-WAN, haben am 3. März 2022 die W-WAN Friedens- und Solidaritätserklärung abgegeben. W-WAN-Erklärung zu Frieden und Solidarität Diese Friedens- und Solidaritätserklärung richtet sich gegen alle Konflikte und Gewalt in der Welt, nicht nur gegen den russisch-ukrainischen Krieg. Dazu gehört auch der aktuelle israelisch-palästinensische Konflikt. Dieser Konflikt hat nicht gestern oder heute begonnen, sondern dauert schon

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2023.11.08 Wed

わたしたちWorldwide WANチームの有志は、2022年3月3日にW-WAN平和連帯宣言を出しました。 Worldwide WAN平和連帯宣言 この平和連帯宣言は、ロシア・ウクライナ戦争に限らず、世界中のすべての争いや暴力に反対するものでした。そこには今回のイスラエルとパレスチナでの争いも含まれます。この争いは、昨日今日始まったのではなく、これまでも長い間ずっと続いてきたものです。 さらに、戦争や紛争だけでなく、わたしたちの身の回りには暴力がはびこっており、そこでは常に弱い立場にいる人々が犠牲になっています。 いかなる歴史もいかなる過去も、今を生きる人々や生き物、そして未来を生きる子どもたちの命を奪う理由にはなりません。わたしたちは歴史から、過去の過ちを繰り返さないための教訓を導き出し、より良い社会・世界づくりのために活用すべきです。 戦争や紛争は一部の利権を独占したい人間によって引き起こされ、その利権とはまったく関係のない人々や生き物が犠牲になります。わたしたち

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2023.11.05 Sun

I thought I would never get cancer. I was almost certain. I had been a hardcore health nut for about 10 years.The only time I've been to the hospital in the last 10 years is for a routine physical. I never caught a cold. I was very confident about my health. I was so stoic in my pursuit of health that people around me were astonished by my public declaration, "My hobby is detoxification". I quit my corporate life in Japan, followed my husband t

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Labels: Essays

2023.11.01 Wed

Appeal for Peace in Israel and Palestine Horrified by the escalating violence in Israel and Palestine, we unconditionally condemn the massacre of the Israeli population committed by Hamas, as well as the state terror that the State of Israel has been systematically carrying out against the Palestinian civilians for decades, and which in the last weeks has reached the proportions of an immeasurable human and humanitarian tragedy. We oppose the

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2023.10.25 Wed

Dear All, I am delighted to share the news that the 2023 Berggruen Prize Jury has chosen trailblazing sociologist Patricia Hill Collins as the winner of the annual $1 million Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture. According to the Prize Jury, Dr. Collins was selected for how her work “provides a powerful analytical lens through which we can envision the different and intersecting ways in which our material, social, and cultural worlds pr

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2023.10.06 Fri

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL October 5, 2023 How a Japanese Sociologist Became a Chinese Feminist Icon After crackdown, foreign books and a blocked podcast drive a surge in ‘everyday feminism’ https://www.wsj.com/world/china/after-crackdown-china-sees-new-wave-of-everyday-feminism-d08a1333?st=dkx0ittfz9oc1st&reflink=mobilewebshare_permalink By Shen Lu Updated Oct.5,2023 4:45 am ET --------------------------------------------------------------

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2023.07.11 Tue

June 14, 2023 For the LGBT Understanding Promotion Act, three drafts were submitted: the ruling party LDP/Komeito bill, the CDP/JCP/SD bill [former bipartisan proposal], and the JIP/DPP bill. The JIP/DPP version was eventually merged into the LDP/Komeito bill, and the four-party amendment was passed at the Lower Cabinet Committee on June 9th and at the Lower House plenary session on June 13th. The four-party amendment includes the phrase "[We]

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2023.06.06 Tue

これは、弦子さん(https://wan.or.jp/article/show/10628)がこの経験にかかわるご自身の気持ちをWANのために特別に書いてくださったオリジナル記事です。------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018年、CCTVの司会者である朱軍からセクハラを受けたことを名乗り出たとき、自分が4年間のセクハラ訴訟の原告になり、そして自分が参加した#MeToo運動が、今後数年間で中国の若い女性のジェンダー意識を深く根本的に変えることになるとは思ってもみませんでした。 私にとって、セクハラを受けた経験を話す最大の理由は、当時中国のソーシャルネットワークで起きていた#MeToo運動によって、数え切れないほどの性犯罪の被害者が自分の経験を話すようになり、私の女友達が知人にレイプされた過去を記事に書いて、いわゆる貞操を失ったことで女性が恥さらしと言わ

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2023.06.02 Fri

Xianzi (https://wan.or.jp/article/show/10627) kindly wrote an original article for WAN in which she expressed her feelings about the whole experience. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When I came forward in 2018 to speak out about being sexually harassed by CCTV host Zhu Jun, I had no idea that I would be the plaintiff in a four-year sexual harassment lawsuit, and that the Metoo movement I wa

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Labels: W-WAN's Original Articles

2023.05.25 Thu

武漢出身で18歳の時に北京に移住した周暁璇さんは、中国の脚本家でフェミニスト活動家です。彼女の名前はペンネームの弦子の方がよく知られています。 弦子さんは2018年にエッセイを書き、その中で、ジャーナリスト・インターンだった2014年に国営中国中央テレビ(CCTV)の著名アナウンサーである朱軍氏から性的嫌がらせを受けた経験を明かしました。彼女はその時21歳で、恐怖から凍りついてしまったといいます。事件の翌日、彼女はそれを警察に届け出ましたが、警察から訴えを取り下げるように強く迫られ、結局諦めてしまいました。 しかし2018年、中国での#Me Too運動の盛り上がりとともに、彼女のエッセイが世間の注目を集めるようになり、弦子さんはあらためて謝罪と損害賠償を求めて朱氏を訴えました。2022年8月、北京の裁判所は「証拠不十分」だとして彼女の訴えを退けました。判決に失望したものの、弦子さんは支持者たちに感謝し、彼女の事件が今後も、正義を求める闘いにおいて人々の関心を呼び起こし続けること

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2023.05.25 Thu

Zhou Xiaoxuan, who was born in Wuhan and moved to Beijing at the age of 18, is a Chinese screenwriter and feminist activist. She is better known as pen name Xianzi. In 2018 Xianzi wrote an essay, where she revealed her experience that in 2014 as a journalist intern she was sexually harassed by Zhu Jun, a famous Television host at CCTV. She was 21 years old then and was frozen with fear. The day after of the incident she reported it to the pol

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