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Women, Peace and Security

Understanding the critical importance of Women, Peace and Security in North Asia (Okinawa, Japan and the Korean Peninsula),
the International Forum for Understanding is pleased to share these compelling interviews of Betsy Kawamura, founder of
Women4NonViolence. Conducted by Dr. Henrik Syse of the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), the interviews
cover topics such as the Battle of Okinawa, North Korean refugee women, the Status of Force Agreement
SOFA, and current geopolitical security risks in Northeast Asia.

Interview from February 2021

Interview from April 2022

Interview conducted (in Norwegian) by Asle Toje:

Interview from July 2022