두레방은 소외되고 억압된 삶을 살고 있는 기지촌 여성들이 함께 모여 스스로의 가치를 되찾고 건강한 삶을 살도록 돕는 것을 목적으로 1986년 설립되었다. 두레방은 기지촌에서 발생하는 성매매 문제들, 군사주의로 인한 폐해들, 특히 기지촌 성산업에 유입된 여성들의 문제를 해결하고자 노력하고 있다.
Durebang was established in March 1986 with the goal of assisting marginalized and oppressed women in camptowns to regain self-worth and lead healthful lives. Durebang has worked with women of various backgrounds who face different challenges within the camptowns and with U.S. soldiers. Durebang continues to work toward finding solutions to problems that result from prostitution, the harmful effects of militarism, and especially the current situation of both Korean and migrant women being forced or deceived into working in the camptown sex industry.
Feminist Journal ILDA published the original Korean version of the article below before the announcement of the partially successful ruling of our Sisters' compensation lawsuit against the Korea Government on January 20, 2017. The article has been translated into English. The piece outlines four major points of the the court case.
Durebang's friend Dr. Jeong-Mi Park, whose research was significant in the recent compensation lawsuit for former Korean camptown "comfort women," gave a lecture at the Kluge Center in Washington D.C. last summer.
TITLE: Making Patriotic Prostitutes: The South Korean Government's Policies on Prostitution for the US Military.
DESCRIPTION: Kluge Fellow Jeong-Mi Park discusses how the South Korean government controlled prostitution catering to servicemen in the last century, in the context of war, military occupation, economic development and globalization. She also reveals the ways in which the Korean government worked to change the perception of sex workers from "dangerous" women into "patriotic" citizens who contribute to national security.
Kluge Fellow Jeong-Mi Park discusses how the South Korean government controlled prostitution catering to servicemen in the last century, in the context of war, military occupation, economic developmen...