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We want to show "herstory" in East Asia from local perspectives with a timeline and a map in our local languages, so that people from different regions of East Asia can learn more about the stories and rights women and LGBETQ+ have fought for.

Timeline & Map

Black Protest for legalizing abortion

Influenced by the Black Protest (Czarny Protest; Czarny Poniedziałek) from Poland, several protests sporadically sprang up in 2016 to legalize abortion. A group of female communities like Womad, a radical feminism network, Bakhodu, GodChi in the forest, ZzukBbang, NewBbang, and Letopia united together and formed a series of protests from the 23rd of October 2016. They limited the participants to females, and by alleging the legalization of abortion and the introduction of Mifegyne, formed the biggest and longest movement for the legalization of abortion in Korea. "Flaming Feminist Action" protested for a month during October of the same year nationally, and a community called "Gangnam Station Exit 10" held protests on the 15th and 29th of October at Bosingak, Jongro. In August of 2018, a feminist publication company called Bomalram, FemiDangdang, and Women on Web got together and performed taking Mifegyne (fake pills) and wearing black clothes at the same place.