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".
The Filipina victims of sexual slavery were not acknowledged during Emperor Akihito's visit to the Philippines last week. Filipina comfort women have been demanding recognition and justice from the Japanese government for the sexual exploitation and violence they suffered at the hands of Japanese soliders during WWII. There are about 70 Filipina comfort women still living, many of whom are over 80 years old. Their resolve and fight for justice remains unwavering after 60 years of struggle. News story from The New York Times.
When Eril Andrade left this small village, he was healthy and hoping to earn enough on a fishing boat on the high seas to replace his mother’s leaky roof.
Seven months later, his body was sent home in a wooden coffin: jet black from having been kept in a fish freezer aboard a ship for more than a month, missing an eye and his pancreas, and covered in cuts and bruises, which an autopsy report later concluded had been inflicted before death.
Story from Ian Urbina, New York Times.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution calling for a memorial to "comfort women" abused by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.
Introduced by Supervisor Eric Mar (D1), the resolution is aimed at honoring some “200,000 women who were kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery the Imperial Japanese Army during its colonial and wartime occupation” of Asia and the Pacific Islands from the 1930s through the duration of World War.
News story from TheInquirer.net