comfort women

Voices of survivors must be heard, UN chief says after meeting ‘comfort women’ victim

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the need to put the victims who were drafted by Japan as so-called “comfort women” during the Second World War at the centre of any resolution of the issue, following a meeting at United Nations Headquarters with one of the victims.

UN Gender Focus: gender equal world, refugees and "comfort women"

“Step it up” for a gender-equal world, urges UN Women chief

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Japan needs to do more on “comfort women” deal with South Korea

Japan’s agreement to settle a long-standing dispute with South Korea concerning wartime sex slaves needs to do more for the victims, a UN rights panel said Monday.

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Japanese-Korean accord on ‘comfort women’ must be speedily implemented, says UN official

Commending the Governments of Japan and the Republic of Korea on their landmark agreement to resolve the longstanding issue of ‘comfort women,’ a senior United Nations human rights official today called for its speedy implementation to heal the still raw wound.