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2010年11月13日、14日に開催されるAPEC(アジア太平洋経済協力)首脳会議にむけて、APECの女性への影響について話し合い、行動に結びつけるためのフォーラムです。2010年11月14日(日)にフォーラム開催を目指して活動中です。

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ジーン・エンリケさんの最近の記事

ジーン・エンリケさんの最近の記事紹介します。
出典は下記です。
http://opinion.inquirer.net/inquireropinion/letterstotheeditor/view/20101030-300524/SC-harassing-UP-law-faculty

SC harassing UP law faculty



Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 01:02:00 10/30/2010

Filed Under: Crime and Law and Justice, Women


I WAS a young woman when Lola Rosa Henson came out in 1992 as a victim of the sexual slavery perpetrated by Japanese military soldiers during World War II. A few months later, lawyers from Japan came to gather information from other elderly women who were coming out to file a case against the Japanese government. I helped translate the stories of the grandmothers as the Japanese lawyers interviewed them.

They narrated that many of them were from 12 to 16 years of age when they were forcibly taken from their communities to the soldiers’ barracks. On the very same day that they were abducted, 10-15 soldiers lined up to use each of them sexually. And they suffered the same ordeal in the countless days hence.

When they came out in the media during the early 1990s, they told us how some of their families rejected them, indicating the public stigma victims of sexual violence suffered.

It has been almost two decades since they came out and the “lolas” have yet to see justice. On November 23, it will be 66 years since the Japanese soldiers ransacked their homes in Mapanique and brought them to a “red house” to be used as “comfort women.”

More recently, the Supreme Court denied the Filipino women’s demands for the Philippine government to espouse their claims for reparation from the Japanese government. Worse, in so doing, the Supreme Court misused the works of international legal scholars and went further to threaten the UP Faculty of Law with sanctions for exposing the misuse. It outrages us feminists that the highest court of our land is harassing the UP law professors, who were only voicing the truth in behalf of the women victims of sexual slavery. The Supreme Court is showing its patriarchal face by denying justice to the victims of sexual slavery, justifying plagiarism for the “lack of malicious intent” on the part of the ponente and, as dissenting Justice Conchita Carpio Morales said, by “flexing (its) judicial muscle” against the law professors.

I enjoin the academic community to protest this grievous misconduct, which would set a dangerous precedent for intellectual dishonesty. I call on other women’s groups to rally behind truth, reason and justice as argued by the UP Faculty of Law. Finally, I call on our executive and legislative branches of government to take up where our Supreme Court failed, securing justice for the women victims of sexual slavery. President Aquino is due to leave for Japan to attend the 18th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting. We will expect him to take the plea of the comfort women definitively with his Japanese counterparts.—JEAN ENRIQUEZ, Executive Director, Coalition against Trafficking in Women-Asia Pacific (CATW-AP), and National Coordinator, World March of Women, 116 Maginhawa St., Teachers’ Village, Quezon City


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未分類 | 【2010-11-05(Fri) 22:53:07】 | Trackback:(0) | Comments:(0)
11月7日は~第2回:あるこうよ・むらさきロードパレード ~
11月7日は~第2回:あるこうよ・むらさきロードパレード ~があります。
すぺーすアライズも宣伝や企画に携わっています。ぜひご参加ください。

昨年に引き続き、DVや性暴力被害をなくそうとする女性たちとともに、表参道の公道で女性と子どもへの暴力防止を訴えるパレードを行います。パープルリボン(女性への暴力防止)とオレンジリボン(児童虐待防止)にちなんで、パレードのテーマカラーは「むらさき」と「オレンジ」です。当日は身に付けるものに、この色を選んでいただけたら幸いです。その思いは「なんで私たち隠れなきゃいけないの、堂々と街を歩きたい!」です。みなさまに持ってきていただきたいものは、安心で自由な社会をつくるための「希望」です。ご一緒に、新しい未来に向けた一歩を歩きだしましょう。ご自身でプラカードなど、ご準備ください。

なお、当日の会場では、「あるこうよ むらさきロード」オリジナルTシャツやサバイバー・ボランティアスタッフ手作りのマスクやリボンなどのグッズ、「ボディショップ」より貸出しされるかつらやコスチュームなどの仮装グッズもあり、楽しいパレードのための準備をしております。実行委員側でも、思いのたけのメッセージボードや、旗もご用意しております。

パレードの趣旨に賛同される方、さわやかに大勢で仮装を楽しみたい方、世の中に伝えたい言葉がある方、どうぞお集まりください。

実行委員会一同、心より、多くの皆さまのご参加をお待ち申し上げております。

開催日時:       2010年11月7日(日) 

11:00       受付開始(ウィメンズプラザ2F第一会議室)

11:00-12:30 変身準備

12:30       ごあいさつ

13:00~14:00 パレード行進

14:30~16:00 交流会ウィメンズプラザ2F第一会議室)

16:00       解散

開催場所:国連大学前路上→表参道→神宮前区民会館(休憩)

参加費:500円(こども無料)

問い合わせ:むらさきロード実行委員会

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昨年の様子がわかるブログはこちら→http://arukoumurasaki.blog37.fc2.com



未分類 | 【2010-11-05(Fri) 22:47:55】 | Trackback:(0) | Comments:(0)
11月12日(金)15:30~17:30 大阪でも講演があります。
講演名
「フィリピン 女性行進」ジーン・エンリケさんに聞く
世界の女性たち・米軍基地・気候変動

日時  11月12日(金)15:30~17:30              
場所  新日本婦人の会大阪府本部会議室            
(地下鉄谷町線谷町6丁目3番出口下車南へ3分 新谷町第2ビル2階)
 TEL 06-6761-0182
主催 おおさか女性行進事務局(新日本婦人の会大阪府本部・大阪YWCA)


未分類 | 【2010-11-05(Fri) 22:14:41】 | Trackback:(0) | Comments:(0)
Gender Justice Action
韓国では、11月12日、13日、G20サミットが開催されます。G20に向けて来週1週間は、さまざまな市民の集会が開催されますが、その中で、Gender Justice Actionが11月8日から10日まで開催されます。
日本からも発表があります。

ただし、会場が変更になることがありますので、ご注意ください。
11月4日会場となる大学での開催が突如取りやめになっています。最新情報は下記をご覧ください。
http://en.putpeoplefirst.kr:80/

Gender Justice Action

(We are planning to take place some programs during the people’s action week against G20. As a name of Gender Justice Action is co-sponsored by Korean Women's Alliance and Korea Women's Associations United with gender solidarity. There will be have common program and separate program each other. )

= Organizing Organizations : Korea Women's Associations United ,
Korean Women's Alliance,
Women's commission of Democratic Labor Party
World March of Women,
Via Compesina

= Proposal

1. [Debate] Growth-oriented development and the financial crisis impact on women

a. Date/ Place : 8th, Nov. 2010 1: 30 to 4 pm / Sokang university K hall
b. Organized by : Korea Women's Associations United
c. Program
1) title : Global demand for fundamental reform of economic structure
subject : Possibility of Care economy - Resercher Yun Jayoung from Labour Institute

2) title : Development based on sexual equality principles and rights
subject : Human-centered development - from GCAP

3) title : Discourse on Development. Growing and women's body
- from Gender Justice Summit, Canada

d. Format : Panel Discussion
- Three keynote speakers
- Inviting several panels from international and domestic experts and activists those who are participating People's Summit.
- The panel discussion all attended at the panel that

*** Simultaneous Interpretation will be provided **

2. [Strategy Meeting] Women and G20 Seoul Summit
a. Date/ Place : 9th, Nov. 2010. 10 to 12 am. / Center for Women's Future
b. Organized by : Korea Women's Associations United, Korean Women's Alliance,
World March of Women
c. issue : Meeting and discussion on
1) the Statement to the G20 meeting asked the women's movement
2) How to make strong relationship between us.

3. Journey to Peace
a. Date : 9th, Nov. 2010
b. Hosted by : KWA, kyunggi Jaju Women Alliance
c. issue : Struggle area against US military base around Kyunggi provonce
- visit the memorial meseum for struggle against US military base
- meeting with local area those who were struggle to protect their residence.

4. [Debate]
International women's forum against G20 summit strengthening poverty and discrimination
Looking for 'the alternative and resistance' against neo-liberalism

a. Date/ Place : 10th, Nov. 2010 from 11 am to 2 pm / Sokang university K hall
b. Organized by : Korea Women's Associations United, Korean Women's Alliance,
World March of Women, La Via Compesina
c. Program
1) Keynote presentation : How effect neolibaralim on women’s real life
and looking for the struggling derection 1, 2 ( WWM, KWA)
2) Case study
The 3rd world women’s reality and struggle against the exploitation of transnational corporation
( from Philipine)
3) Women worker’s reality at the free trade zone (from China)
4) Women peasant resistance opperessed by neo liberalism agricultural policy and their alternative ways (from KWPA, LVC)
5) International women’s struggle against expending militarism(from Japan, WWM)
6) Women’s struggle against internatioanal financal organizations such as WTO, IMF etc.
(from Pakistan)
7) The role of prograssive parties in struggle to improve the quality of women’s life (from DLP)

d. Format : discussion after presentation of speakers

Panels from abroad
 Fumi Suzuki : Space Allies activist from Japan
 Joanne Bernice Coronacion : APL(Alliance of Progressive Labor), Philipine
 Bushra Khaliq : WWHL(General Secretary Women Workers Help Line) ,
WWM IC of Asia region, from Pakistan
 Jean Enriquez : CATW-AP(Coalition Against Trafficking In Women – Asia Pacific) ,
WWM IC of Asia region, Philipine
- Mabel Au : past chair person of CAW (Committee for Asian Women), Chaina

5. [Press release] Voice from the women’s movement on the claim G20 meeting


a. date/ place : 10th, Nov. 2010 4:30 pm / Sokang university

b. Organized by : Korea Women's Associations United, Korean Women's Alliance,
World March of Women


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11月8日韓国での女性ラウンドテーブル
Gender Justice Action against G20 Seoul Summit
November 8-10, Seoul

Overview
As the scope of G20 Seoul Summit agenda has been expanded to include development issues and the relationship between developed countries and developing countries, Korean government released a ‘Development Issue Paper’ in June 2010, which caused serious concerns regarding its ‘growth-oriented’ approach led by the G20 member countries. Not only has the government approach excluded gender issue in development agenda, but also has sidelined the UN Millennium Development Goals. As part of Seoul G20 People’s Summit, ‘Gender Justice Action’ will be organized by 13 local and international women’s organizations on November 8 ~ 10, 2010 in Korea.
The Gender Justice Action includes following activities:
1. Roundtable Discussion
 Venue: November 08, 2010, 13:30-16:00, People’s Summit Venue
 Theme: Impacts of financial crisis and growth-oriented development on women
 Participants: Women’s organization activists and relevant experts
 Organizer: Korean Women’s Association United (KWAU)
 Language: Korean, English
 Agenda
I. Strategies to integrate gender issues into G20 agenda
- Decent work and social safety net for women
- Financial Transaction Tex (FTT) and its allocation for women
- G20’s development issue and its gender blindness
- Representativeness of G20 and women’s participation
II. Feminist alternatives to the current global financial architecture
- Knowledge sharing on the impacts of economic crisis on women
- Increase of women’s informal and unpaid care labour
 Program
- Moderator: Insoon Namyun, Standing Representative of KWAU
- Thematic Presentations
1) Reform of the Global Financial Architecture: the Value of Care Economy
Dr. Jayong Yoon, Research Fellow at Korea Labor Institute
2) Gender Responsive Development Challenges of the G20 Summit
Ms. Youngsook Cho, Chair of International Solidarity Center, KWAU
- Panel Discussion
1) Joanne Bernice Coronacion, Alliance of Progressive Labor - TBC
2) Fumi Suzuki, Space Allies
3) Nicola Bullard, Climate Justice Network Coordinator – TBC
4) Korean Women Workers Network
5) Korean Womenlink
6) Women Making Peace
2. Press Conference: November 10, 2010, 14:00-15:00, People’s Summit Venue


未分類 | 【2010-11-05(Fri) 22:09:20】 | Trackback:(0) | Comments:(0)
韓国でのフォーラムの原稿です。
Militarism, Neo-liberalism and Lives of women,
report from Japan
2010/11/10
Fumi Suzuki, allies@crux.ocn.ne.jp

1) History related Japanese militarism
Just 100 years before, in 1910, the Japanese government did the annexation of Korea, then forced women in Korean and other invaded countries to be sex slaves for Japanese soldiers, so–called “Comfort Women”, and polarized the Korean people, triggering Korean War in 1951. These Japanese invasions before WW II aimed to expand its territory and to gain compensation and resources from foreign countries.
Japan formulated war-renouncing Constitution, including “Article 9” in 1946, signed the San Francisco Peace Treaty in 1951, and regained its independence in 1952. Japan set up “Japan Self-Defense Forces” and has developed economic aggression under the shelter of U.S. military's influence since then.
On the other hand, following the Battle of Okinawa and the end of World War II in 1945, Okinawa was under United States administration for 27 years in exchange for the independence and prosperity of Japan. During the trusteeship rule, the United States Air Force established numerous military bases on the Ryukyu Islands. The lands for bases is where Okinawa citizen had lived until the Battle of Okinawa and US military forcibly expropriate their lands from them and then established bases and related facilities without permission of land owners. During the Korean War, B-29 Superfortresses flew bombing missions from Kadena Air Force Base over Korea and China. In the Vietnam War, the United States Forces Japan, USFJ military bases in Japan, especially those in Okinawa, were used as important strategic and logistic bases. The USAF strategic bombers were deployed in the bases in Okinawa.
In 1972, the U.S. government returned the islands to Japanese administration but has not returned the land for bases and related facilities. Under the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security, the USFJ has maintained a large military presence in Okinawa. 18% of the main island was occupied by U.S. military bases and 75% of all USFJ bases are located in Okinawa prefecture because of discrimination against Okinawa people.
The rape of a 12-year-old girl by U.S. soldier in 1995 triggered large protests in Okinawa. Partially as a result but also to deploy USFJ more efficiently, the U.S. and Japanese governments agreed in 2006 to the relocation of the Marine Corps Air Station Futenma and other minor bases. A new Japanese government that came to power in 2009 froze the relocation plan, but in April 2010 indicated their interest in resolving the issue by proposing a modified plan. U.S. military bases in Okinawa have yet to be abolished, although Okinawa people has expected that bases and military would move to Guam, in which during the occupation by Japan, the people underwent acts including torture, beheadings, and rape, and were forced to adopt the Japanese culture and, unincorporated territory of the United States now. Thus, under the U.S. military transformation, economically and politically marginalized inhabitants have been bombarded with the policy of U.S.
A lot of plunders and rapes have been committed by U.S. military personnel. Noise and vibration which anyone cannot endure has been caused by U.S. military. For Okinawa people, bases is not a deterrent power but a dangerous substance. U.S. military bases have caused distortion of economy, dependent economy and prostitution due to poverty and will cause soil pollution. Development Aid for Okinawa is used not for the Okinawa people, but for big construction and tourism companies and investors outside Okinawa. Most of Okinawa people have sought abolition of military bases, and which is the contested ground of the next Okinawa Prefecture's gubernatorial election in this November.

2) Women’s burden and sacrifice under the Neo-liberalism and Militarism
Militarism has closely to do with Neo-liberalism. In fact, the World Ecomonic Forum has strongly supported war on terrorism. For example, U.S. multinational corporations, MNC have set up a lot of factories in the countries of military allies of U.S. and promoted the integration of markets of them under the new international division structure of labor, NIDL. U.S. military has stayed there for ensuring transportation pathway of resources and for pursuit of more free trade. We have to see how they have deployed and labeled women for the purpose of militarism and Neo-liberalism.
Neo-liberal politics and economics and globalization has become unfettered as follow. Neoliberal started to come up as an opponent to liberalism in the 60s and was triggered by the oil and dollar shock, bog of the Vietnam War and establishment of the Pinochet military junta, another 9.11 in the 70s. In the 80s, Reagan, Thatcher and Nakasone administration were elected. Reagan administration promoted a large scale of militarization of politics and society. Thatcher administration initiated Falkland Islands War. These Neo-liberal administrations cut the budget for public service, with the exception of military spending. As its compensation, the burden of women has increased in the field of both paid and unpaid work. In the course of introducing women into waltzing-mice-world, many governments, including Japan, took advantage of the values of family and stereotype of women, despite of CEDAW, adopted in 1979. Euphuism “devoted daughter” and supplementary role for household economy, a kind of gender role, were taken advantage of by the neo-liberalism and promoted feminization of migration and poverty in the 90s. At the same time, deregulation and globalization, or Americanization, of finance and military have lost control. In the post-Soviet era, the United States developed the globalization of militarism for globalization of profit activities of MNC, to secure stable oil supplies, to defend sea lanes, to protect the profit of investor and to contribute the profit of military industries. We can see a symptom of globalization of military in the QDR 97, Quadrennial Defense Review.
In the 2000s, under the Bush administration announced the QDR 01 and the U.S. military transformation on the pretext of anti-terrorism, saying, “from a Cold War structured organization into one best prepared to operate across the full spectrum of conflict”. Thus, US military and its allies can move freely and globally, which is called “Lily Pad Strategy”, spending huge money and strewing a lot of harms.
The demands of MNCs for expanding their profit activities to the governments of both developed and developing countries have been increasing. Most governments have been forced to say “economic growth through free trade is needed”. However, the economic growth through free trade and export-oriented economy can deprive both developing and developed countries of the government's capacities to protect human rights and to provide social security redistribute income, as governments have to prioritize profit of MNCs over human rights. Like water flow, Capital finds its own level of human rights. As a result, for example, women workers are forced to accept wage cuts, informalized works, loss of trade union rights and degraded conditions of work, and most female farmer has not been able to compete in the global economy and has been deprived her lands. Privatization of public services has multiplied the burden of women.
Many women in developing countries have been polarlized and been deployed to factories in Free trade zone (FTZ), Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and export processing zone (EPZ), where destruction of labor unions and incorporation of unorganized women, who are obedient and rarely demand their right, are under way, sometimes using army and police. Other women have been forced to work in informalized sectors, have born more burden of unpaid work, and have been victims of trafficking and prostitution under this militarism and neo-liberalism regime.
Majority of women in developed countries have been chased into gig economy, in which laborer has to work at low wage and for a long hours, with little rights of workers and the labor is far from decent work and what is worse, their burden of care work is increasing. Additionally, disparity between women and men, and among women have not been narrowed, on the contrary, they have been widen.
Although military spending has been increasing, slashing in the budget of public services, such as water, health, education, social security and welfare and so on, as well as protection of women from violence against women, which confound the situation of women. In the Japanese context, going de-centralization under the small government policy can cause deduction of the budget for gender equality and the prevention of VAW and protection of women. In the patriarchy hetero “homo-social” world, married women suffer from a lot of domestic violence and a lot of unmarried women and elder women have suffered from poverty, although majority of unmarried women have a job.

3) Trafficking as an intersection of militarism, neo-liberalism, and women’s lives
Although crackdown against trafficking has strengthen since anti-terrorism policy was formulated, it has not promoted the security of the victims, and what is worse, trafficking became more underground. Military bases and the economic gap between developing countries and develop countries and entry restriction of developed countries for the people from developing countries under the anti-terrorism policy lead to more trafficking, while most developed countries don’t want to restrain customers’ demands for prostitution. For example, in Mindanao Island in Philippines, Moro people were labeled as terrorists by U.S. military, so Moro women believed that if they came to Japan, they could live a safe and rich life and were deceived to come to Japan as a victim of trafficking.

4) Ban on abortion as an intersection of militarism, neo-liberalism, and women’s lives
Not to mention the fact ban on abortion itself is war on women, ban on abortion is linked with militarism closely. Ban on abortion expanded under policy of increasing wealth and military power before World War II among great-powers and their colonies. Many countries, including Japan, still suffer from the residuum from those days, and nowadays, the ban is strengthened by gender roles which deny women’s right to make a decision and don’t trust women’s ability to make an ethical decision, which is convenient to the Neo-liberalism.

5) Action against APEC 2010 in Japan
On this weekend, APEC meetings will be held in Yokohama, aiming to economic integration to suit the U.S.. Japan, under the thumb of the United States, and having delusive conviction in economic growth through free trade has deregulated public service and business activity, resulting in a lot of poverty and disparity and continue to offer a lot of money and land of Okinawa to the U.S. military, instead of protecting women and small-scale farmers living in Japan. Japan has also forced other developing countries to open their market, causing more exploitation, sometimes using ODA as a tool of aggression overseas. The Japanese ODA has been used for the purpose of maintenance of military dictatorship which have forced women into low-wage labor. In this century, APEC has discussed anti-terror issue as a human security issue, in spite of its character of economic cooperation conference.
Militarism and Neo-liberalism segmentalize, maneuver and marginalize women, against the purpose of the U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325. We, therefore, have to act against militarism and neo-liberalism, patriarchy, misogyny, fundamentalism, nationalism, at the same time, in solidarity with women all over the world.

In solidarity,


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