In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Angela Lytle about the history and ongoing struggle of the so-called "comfort women." During and in the years leading up to World War II, the Japanese Army mobilized more than 200,000 women from across Asia into sexual slavery. Survivors continue to struggle today with the trauma they endured during that time and are still demanding justice and recognition from the Japanese government.
Lytle is a feminist activist and human rights educator who works internationally with the "comfort women" support movement. She is also the Executive Director of the Women's Human Rights Education Institute.
On Tuesday, March 25th at the Univesity of British Columbia she will join other scholars and practitioners from Vancouver, Seoul, and Toronto to unpack the links between the "comfort women" and the various forms of sexual violence experienced by women across the world today. The workshop is free and open to the public but you have to register online at: https://comfortwomen.eventbrite.ca/
For more on Angela's work on this issue, visit: www.politicsoftrauma.com
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