Prosecutors say a secret society within the New York-based self-help group branded women with a leader’s initials.
DOHUK, Iraq — Locked inside a room where the only furniture was a bed, the 16-year-old learned to fear the sunset, because
Various expressions of regret and statements acknowledging the role of the Japanese military in operating the "comfort women" system during WWII have been made, but none have unconditionally acknowledged that Japan as a state was responsible for these violations.
The agreement is neither landmark nor a resolution, as it has failed to involve the survivors or respond appropriately to their demands. Further, it has relocated the human rights struggle of survivors and civil society into the hands of the State.
The deal included an apology from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and an $8.3 million aid fund from Tokyo for the elderly former sex slaves.
Two Nepalese women, working as maids in Gurgaon, India, were raped and sodomised repeatedly by their employer. This came to light when a third woman, who was also working as a cook in the same household, reached out to Maiti, a local NGO, for help.
MEXICO CITY -- While James Bond is cavorting in downtown Mexico City among giant skeleton props, leaping over rooftops and jumping into helicopters in an fictional exercise the government hopes will bolster Brand Mexico, Mexicans all over the country are clamoring for a new deal and real justice.
The more we opt to invest in a transparent discourse about subjects that may make us feel uncomfortable, the less likely that underreported crimes against humanity will be swept under the social and legal rugs of history.
Feb. 1, 2013 was National Freedom Day. The "The END IT Movement" chose this symbolic day to officially launch its cause. The
In many parts of the world, young girls are lured with promises, or simply carried off to be sold as sex slaves. Born in poverty, they are condemned to live a sad and hopeless life. The cries of these throwaway girls have been largely ignored until recent years.