The Seoul and South Gyeonggi branch of International Women Peace Group (IWPG) won a thank-you medal at the 8th Annual Awards for 2019 Person of the Year. This award is given to those who shine on the Republic of Korea. It was held at the Convention Hall of Kim Gu Memorial in Yongsan on December 21.
The event was held successfully with winners from all walks of life and some 300 celebratory guests, as a meaningful occasion to look back on the year. It is to mark the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea with those who contributed to national security and peace.
Park Young-sook, president of the Korean Women’s Press Association, said, “The winners and the VIPs are opinion leaders of this era and we hope that they will become leaders who will lead the nation and serve society by building strong friendship with each other through the ceremony.”
At the event marking its 8th anniversary this year, the Seoul and South Gyeonggi of IWPG received a plaque of appreciation from the organizers in recognition of their contributions to protecting women’s rights and rights. Lee Kyu-ae, branch leader, said, “Let’s all women from around the world become one and take the lead in achieving world peace and unification of the Korean Peninsula.”
The IWPG is a global female NGO registered with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) and the U.N. Department of Global Communications (UN DGC), actively carrying out activities to support and urge for the international law on peace, education on women’s peace, network of peace and culture around the world.
I want our nation to become the most beautiful nation in the world. I do not want our nation to become the richest and powerful nation in the world. It is sufficient that our wealth is such that it makes our lives abundant and our military such that it is able to repel others’ invasion. The only thing that K desire in infinite quantity is the power of a highly-developed culture. This is because the power of culture both makes ourselves happy and gives happiness to others. -「My Desires」, ‘The Nation That I Desire’ Kim Gu-
Korea was under Japanese colonial rule from 1910 until 1945. What do we need to think? As I was a child, I’m very angry with Japan. Why? They raped, killed and pillaged innocent villagepeople. How could you do that! What did I do wrong? Korea was weak. Is it a sin? Nope. But after I got older, I realized that I’m in a temper callowly. The target of anger was wrong. Also, it is the most important to know how to get angry. And people are naturally mature. I’m really like someone who is awake. For example, I admire ‘Korean Independence activist’.
Korean Independence activist
What should I do to understand that situation? There are many movies and writings. If you see and hear a lot of things, can you know their mind? Even if you don’t know their heart, you read nothing. If you can’t feel their breath, emotion and spirit, you see nothing. Actually, I want to try more to feel. If they now were born, it would be the same age with us. But how about us? What are we living for? College students these days, including me, study for a living. Even I don’t know who is my enemy. Why am I living? Why didn’t I do like ‘Korean Independence activist’? Why were’t I passionate like them? What is my cause? I have a lot of thinking.