Yale International Conference on "Comfort Women" and Wartime Sexual Violence

Event date: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Event time: 10:00 am
Location: 
Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale (OMNI) See map
155 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Event description: 

Join 2019 World Fellows Burçak Belli, Wanjiru Mukoma, and Cristina Vélez Valencia at the Yale International Conference on “Comfort Women”” and Wartime Sexual Violence, featuring speakers such as Former Congressman Mike Honda and Yoshiaki Yoshimi, the founder of Center for Research and Documentation on Japan’s War Responsibility. In 1992, Professor Yoshimi discovered and made public the first documents revealing the Japanese military had established and maintained the military “comfort station” system. In 2007, Honda proposed U.S. H.Res. 121, which stated that Japan should formally acknowledge, apologize, and accept historical responsibility for the “comfort women” issue. The conference will feature international scholars, journalists, and activists on panels covering three main themes: historical justice and education of wartime sexual violence, human rights and international law, and activism and social entrepreneurship.

The conference strives to address current wartime sexual violence as one of the most salient issues of our generation, and seek to educate people on the historical injustices of the past with the hope that history does not repeat itself. Lunch will be provided, during which you will have the opportunity to meet some of our extraordinary speakers.

The cost to attend is $25, and you can register your attendance here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yale-international-conference-on-comfort-wo…