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.
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.
On September 11th 2018, the day of national peasants rally, peasants of Korea gathered in… Read more →
Members of Korean Women Peasant Association mobilised in large numbers in Seoul to draw attention… Read more →
On the 12th of April, the Korean Women Peasants’ Association opened a ‘Women Peasants’ Agroecology… Read more →
Peasants from the Korean Women Peasant Association are taking out a nation-wide campaign, in the… Read more →
Mr. Namgi Baek, a farmer, has been lying unconscious in a hospital bed in Seoul,… Read more →
Korean farmers and activists joined the “thousands of Cancun” campaign. One of the… Read more →
Press Release (Seoul, 8 November 2010) International civil society organisations, members of Our World is… Read more →
-Learn from the experiences of Japanese women peasants- Kyung-san Kim Hwang, Chief of Policy, Korean… Read more →