The 20th Century of continued wars and violence has passed. Yet we are facing no smaller challenges of violence and injustice today. Transnational feminist movements have been challenging social structures that lead to violence and suppression. Adopting feminist perspective that links gender, North-South relations and the environment, the AJWRC works to end all forms of violence and discrimination against women, toward democratic Japanese society based on respect for human rights and gender equality, and toward a fair and sustainable global society.
Ending Gender-Based Violence and Discrimination
In order to end all forms of gender-based violence, including sexual violence under armed conflicts and around military bases, trafficking and sexual exploitation, domestic violence, and sexual harassment, we address gender biases and multiple discriminations, challenging the conventional concept of peace and security.
Achieving Just and Sustainable Society
Male-biased and growth-oriented development policy has led to increasing inequality, poverty and environmental degradation. We resist neoliberal globalization and challenge conventional politico-economic structures that devalue women’s labour and reproductive economy.
Alternative Politics and Empowerment of Women
Toward an alternative politics based on human rights and gender equality, we examine legal and political institutions, history, education, and technologies through a feminist lens, and promote empowerment and networking of women.
To achieve these goals, AJWRC works in the following three program areas:
1. Information sharing and networking
2. Education and training
3. Advocacy and Campaign
For the record of the past activities, see PAST ACTIVITIES