By Anita Coleman
#comfortwomen aren’t my passion but when Mark [Koenig, director of the Presbyterian Ministry at the UN office] told us (#CSW60 delegates) that the women, who’d already suffered enough, were being treated unfairly again, I knew I had to add my voice to theirs. So that’s what I did with a bunch of young adults, late Tuesday afternoon, in the office across from the UN. We grieve with our sisters who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military during the Second World War. We are #Presbyterians with ecumenical partners—#EcuWomenCSW—gathering to bear witness to truth at the parallel event “Misunderstood Comfort Women” on Wednesday, March 16, at the Taipei Cultural Center. We invite you to join in our witness with our sisters who were violated in the past, and with our sisters who continue to experience similar violations today. #rapeisnotcomfort #sex slaves #VAW #justice #peace #globalgoals #unitednations #elca #methodist #girlpower #humantrafficking #identity To find out more about comfort women, please contact me.
Editor's note: This was first posted from United Nations headquarters on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Though the invitation might be read as an invitation to that day's event, it should also be read as an invitation to ongoing witness. For more by this author on "comfort women," see the author's longer blog post at https://anitacoleman.wordpress.com/2016/03/17/comfort-women-sex-slaves/.