Join Hastings Alumni and Retired Judges Lillian Sing and Julie Tang, at the "Comfort Women" Justice Coalition panel discussion on Japan's WWII sexual slavery system in 13 occupied countries including China, Korea, and the Philippines. Learn the history, denials, and the legal framework of redress for Japan's "Comfort Women".
Since the unveiling of San Francisco’s “Comfort Women” monument on September 22nd, 2017, Japanese officials have launched a media campaign aimed at distorting history, ruining a 60-year-old sister city relationship between the Japanese City of Osaka and San Francisco and successfully pressuring the UNESCO to delay support of “Comfort Women” historical documents.
Join the Women's March on Saturday, January 21st in San Francisco in solidarity with people of every gender, race, religion and sexual orientation for the protection of women's rights, safety, health and families. Rally starts at 4 pm at Civic Center. March starts at 6 pm down Market St. to Justin Herman Plaza. Come to the march with a “I March For ____” sign to demonstrate your cause.
Find out more about Women's March and other ways to help the cause after the jump.
Imelda Cuyugan (Global FWN100™ '13) is filing a Civil Rights Suit against her former employer Pima Community College following a sexual harassment suit against ex-Pima Community College Chancellor Roy Flores. News story from Tucson.com.
A peaceful farmer protest demanding the Philippine government for food aid and other assistance turned violent and deadly in Kidapawan on April 1st. The Philippine public is now demanding a transparent inquiry into the matter as well as accountability on part of the national government. News story from Human Rights Watch.
Each day, approximately 1,671 women in the Philippines undergo medically unsafe abortion procedures. 274 of them are hospitalized. With violence against women being on the rise in the Philippines, denying victims safe-abortion services just adds to their suffering. Story from Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights.