Women’s Human Rights: Comfort Women of WWII in Asia

Event: Women’s Human Rights: Comfort Women of WWII in Asia
Date: Tue. October 22, 2013 - Tue. October 22, 2013.
Location: Toronto (Toronto) - Toronto


During World War II the Japanese Army forced over 200,000 women from across Asia into a military sexual slavery system; the victims are euphemistically known as ‘comfort women’. Without receiving an official apology from the Japanese government, survivors are still waiting for justice.

Lola Fidencia David, 87, a survivor of Japanese military sexual slavery, will be visiting from the Philippines. Join us in solidarity and conversation:


Tuesday October 22
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
UofT, William Doo Auditorium, New College 45 Willcocks Street (St. George + Harbord)
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Panelists: Lola Fidencia David, Dr. Anne Bunting (Associate Professor of Law & Society, York University), Tiffany Hsiung (Filmmaker of ‘Within Every Woman’), Dr. Janice Kim (Associate Professor, Department of History, York University), Dr. Cristina Lope Rosello (Psychologist and author of ‘Disconnect: The Filipino Comfort Women’) and Dr. Joseph Wong (Founder of Toronto Association for Learning and Preserving the History of World War II in Asia)


Tuesday October 22
6:30pm – 8:00pm
20 Covington Road (Bathurst + Lawrence)
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Join: Lola Fidencia David, Dr. Cristina Lope RoselloTiffany Hsiung, and Dr. Joseph Wong for a presentation on the systemic violence faced by women during WWII in Asia, a demonstration of creative visualization healing, and implications for women’s human rights today.

2 Responses to Women’s Human Rights: Comfort Women of WWII in Asia

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