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Comfort Women

Seeking Justice -- Or at Least the Truth -- For 'Comfort Women'

Christine Ahn | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Christine Ahn

On June 9, outside of Seoul, 91-year old Bae Chun-hui took her last gasp of air at the House of Sharing, a communal home established for former "comfort women" in South Korea to live out their remaining years in peace.

Filipino Ex-Sex Slaves Demand Justice From Japan

AP | Posted 06.25.2014 | World

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Filipino women forced into prostitution by the Japanese military during World War II marched Wednesday to the Japanese Em...

Violence Against Women Must Be Recognized and Stopped Around the World

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

On this Father's Day, and every day for that matter, we must engage boys and men as partners in the eradication of gender-based violence, once and for all. The cycle of violence begins with men -- men who would say "no more, not ever."

The History Of 'Comfort Women': A WWII Tragedy We Can't Forget

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.25.2013 | Arts

The phrase "comfort women" is a controversial term that refers to approximately 200,000 women who were recruited as prostitutes by the Imperial Japane...

'Comfort Women,' WWII Sex Slaves, To Rally In Demand Of Apology

2013-04-05-logo.jpg | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact

By Iris C. Gonzales, Womens eNews QUEZON CITY, Philippines (WOMENSENEWS)--Surviving "comfort women" continue to see each other in monthly gathering...

The Desperate Cover-Up of a Shame Culture: The Provenance of Mayor Hashimoto's Incendiary Comments about the Necessity of Comfort Women

Kalliope Lee | Posted 08.03.2013 | World
Kalliope Lee

Japan's war crimes have incurred a debt that must be paid--not only in reparation to the victims of neighboring countries, such as Korea and China, but for the sake of its own future.

Osaka Mayor Survives Censure Vote Despite Sex Slave Comments

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.30.2013 | World

TOKYO -- The mayor of Japan's second-largest city survived a censure motion Thursday over his inflammatory comments about Japan's wartime sex slavery,...

Japan's Sex Slave Legacy Remains Open Wound

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 07.28.2013 | World

OSAKA, Japan — More than 70 years ago, at age 14, Kim Bok-dong was ordered to work by Korea's Japanese occupiers. She was told she was going to ...

Former Japanese Sex Slaves: Osaka Mayor Must Go

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 07.24.2013 | World

OSAKA, Japan — Two Korean former sex slaves demanded the resignation of an outspoken Japanese mayor and canceled a meeting with him Friday for j...

Osaka Mayor: Sex Slaves Comments May Have Lacked Sensitivity

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 07.16.2013 | World

TOKYO — An outspoken Japanese mayor who outraged many with remarks about Japan's wartime and modern sexual services stood by his comments Thursd...

Okinawa Women Want Apology From Osaka Mayor

Agence France Presse | Harumi Ozawa | Posted 07.15.2013 | World

Women on Japan's island chain of Okinawa on Wednesday demanded an apology from an outspoken Japanese politician who suggested US troops there make use...

Sorry, Ladies

Katie Engelhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Katie Engelhart

While it's hard for people to sorry, it's even harder for countries to do it. Harder still when countries have to say they're sorry to women.