Weekly ‘Comfort Women’ Protest at Japan Embassy in Seoul in its 24th Year

Photos by Jessica Chin

Every Wednesday since January 8th, 1992, people of all ages have sat in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul to demand the Japanese government’s full recognition and reconciliation of the forced sexual slavery of thousands of women during World War II. Hosted by the Korean Council for Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan (the Korean Council) every week, the WednesdayDemonstration and its 24-year-old long history have turned into a place for solidarity between citizens and victims, a living site for history education and a platform for peace and women’s human rights, bringing together people of all genders, ages and ideologies.



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