Haenyeo, meaning “sea women” in Korean, are the women divers of Jeju who have spent decades free diving in the ocean multiple times a day. The ocean is not merely an ocean for them; it is their livelihood and lifelong home. Cutting into the ocean is akin to cutting into their own bodies.
South Korean Government must immediately release Ko Chang-geon of the Korean Peasant League!
La Via Campesina, along with Korean peasants, laborers, rural workers, and other social movements, demands the immediate release of Ko Chang-geon and strongly rejects the repression of peasant movement leaders.
Week of Action against WTO and Free Trade: Thousands of Korean peasants mobilise in Seoul
On September 11th 2018, the day of national peasants rally, peasants of Korea gathered in… Read more →
Peasant Women in Korea denounce Smart Farm Policy, submit a charter of eight demands to President Moon
Members of Korean Women Peasant Association mobilised in large numbers in Seoul to draw attention… Read more →
Korean Women Peasants’ Association (KWPA) opens ‘Women Peasants’ Agroecology School’
On the 12th of April, the Korean Women Peasants’ Association opened a ‘Women Peasants’ Agroecology… Read more →
Women peasants in South Korea on a nationwide protest tour
Peasants from the Korean Women Peasant Association are taking out a nation-wide campaign, in the… Read more →
Full Text: Minjuwha Baek’s speech at the UN Human Rights Council
Mr. Namgi Baek, a farmer, has been lying unconscious in a hospital bed in Seoul,… Read more →
Korea: Thousands of farmers join thousands of Cancun Campaign
Korean farmers and activists joined the “thousands of Cancun” campaign. One of the… Read more →
Civil society not welcomed in G20 Seoul
Press Release (Seoul, 8 November 2010) International civil society organisations, members of Our World is… Read more →
The closer producers get to the customer, the stronger our power to protect agriculture becomes
-Learn from the experiences of Japanese women peasants- Kyung-san Kim Hwang, Chief of Policy, Korean… Read more →