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Women’s group Lila Pilipina denounced the Philippine-Japan military pact as the Japanese failed to acknowledge their war crimes against Filipinos and comfort women. “They are...
"The Philippines had breached its obligations under CEDAW given the extreme severity of gender-based violence suffered by the victims"
From the more than 200 documented survivors in the late 1990s, less than 40 Filipino comfort women are still alive
During World War II, up to 200,000 women across Asia including the Philippines were forced to work in Japanese military brothels
The comfort women campaign highlights the urgency for justice as attempts to whitewash history and to distort narratives continue
There is a sense of urgency for Filipino comfort women to receive a formal unequivocal public apology and just compensation from Japan
More than 1,000 Filipino women were forced to serve as sex slaves for the Japanese aggressors when Japan occupied the Philippines
Sancho’s death, along with the Lolas, highlights a sense of urgency for them to receive a formal unequivocal public apology
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