Comfort women's fight lives on in student exhibit !-- -- Marc Jayson Cayabyab (The Philippine Star) - April 28, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines Yesterday marks a year since the bronze statue of a comfort woman
was removed along Roxas Boulevard in Manila.
Memorabilia from Maria Rosa Henson - the first Filipina who made public that she was a comfort woman
during World War II - included clothing, letters, illustrations and photographs.
August 14 was chosen because on August 14, 1991, South Korean comfort woman
victim Kim Hak-sun became the first to give a public testimony about her experience, according to the country's Ministry of Gender Equality and Family.
Gabriela Party-List congresswomen on Thursday led the filing of a resolution seeking a House inquiry into the removal of a statue of a comfort woman
on Roxas Boulevard in Manila.
"The play is about the trauma that she has to go through every night during her days as a comfort woman
," Gargee said.
A "comfort woman
" statue is expected to be erected in France to honor the victims of Japan's wartime sexual slavery.
In return for a one-off contribution of [yen]1 billion from the Government of Japan, South Korea agreed to refrain from criticising Japan over the issue in international forums and promised to address Japan's concerns over a comfort woman
memorial statue outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul.
will be a welcome addition to courses in Asian studies as well as women's history courses.
The first Korean former comfort woman
to tell her story was Bae Bong Ki in 1980.
Daughters Of The Dragon--A Comfort Woman
's Story is set during World War II, when the Japanese forced some 200,000 young Korean women to be sex slaves (i.e.
The girls and women who were held in these places and forced to have sex with soldiers were given a euphemistic name as well--ianfu (comfort woman
It was in this climate of dire frustration that in August 1991, Halt-sun Kim became the first Korean woman to testify in front of the Japanese public about the suffering she endured as a comfort woman
in a bid to force the Japanese government to confront the issue.