Forced prostitution

Korean women at a Wednesday demonstration in Seoul

Forced prostitutes of the Japanese army

During the War in the Pacific 1937-1945, thousands of women were abducted from the occupied countries. They were forced to act as sex slaves to Japanese soldiers in brothels at the front lines. It was not until 1991 that several courageous women who had been forced into prostitution at that time broke their silence.

Since then, people all over the world are entreating Japan to make an official apology to the surviving women. In Korea, the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan which maintains close relations with the EMS is striving to achieve this.