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Women's Company, First of Its Kind in Korea

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

   Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) -- Sixty years have passed since the promulgation of the Law on Sex Equality in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The Korean people take this opportunity to recollect with deep emotion the women revolutionaries who devoted themselves to the revolution for the emancipation of the women.
    Among them were members of the women's company of the Korean People's Revolutionary Army (KPRA) who fought sanguinary battles against the Japanese imperialists with arms in their hands in the van of the anti-Japanese revolution.
    The birth of the women's company was formally announced in a forest near Manjiang in April Juche 25 (1936).
    The birth of the company broke the convention of male supremacy, a social evil, which had been considered incurable for thousands of years, and put women's social positions on a par with those of men.
    All the soldiers of the women's company performed unforgettable distinguished military services by displaying bravery and perseverance which were not inferior to men in battles.
    In 1936, they raided the garrison troops of the puppet Manchukuo army and captured a large amount of trophies including tens of small arms in Xinancha of Fusong County.
    Prisoners were amazed at the news that they were raided and captured by women guerrillas.
    A woman guerrilla beat down a sentry of the enemy with her fist at one stroke to spare a bullet in Daying battle and three women guerrillas cut off the guard telephone line each at one shot in moonlight night in the Donggang battle.
    Besides, they enjoyed warm love from the comrades-in-arms and people as competent political underground worker and tender-hearted mother and sister of the guerrilla unit.
    They danced, sang and spoke before the people and taught them written language.
    Indeed, the women's company was the pride and flower of the KPRA.
    President Kim Il Sung, in his reminiscences "With the Century", writes that the women soldiers are paragons of modern Korean women, as well as heroines who can be held in high esteem as typical of the struggle for the emancipation of humanity.

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