Comfort Women UNESCO Petition

Please consider signing onto the Comfort Women Justice Coalition’s petition to add “Comfort Women” documents to the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.

“Memory of the World Programme is an international initiative that would safeguard the documentary heritage of humanity against collective amnesia, neglect, the ravages of time and climatic conditions, and willful and deliberate erasure and destruction.

The “Comfort Women” are women and girls from more than a dozen Asian and European countries who were conscripted by the Japanese Imperial Armed Forces during 1930s and WWII as sex slaves for the Japanese soldiers.”

Adding these documents will greatly assist in ensuring that the tragedy of the comfort women will be preserved in international collective histories. By signing the petition, you can strengthen the coalition’s request that 2,744 accounts of atrocities be accepted despite opposition by the Japanese government. 

You can learn more about the Comfort Women Justice Coalition here.

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