The Rape Crisis Blog

I've created this blog in order to bring to the forefront the sad reality of rape victims throughout the world in the 21st century. Currently I'm collecting every piece of information I can find regarding this subject, and put it here with reference to the origin. Please comment and spread it to people that may find this interesting.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Japanese women, unionists back Subic rape complainant

REPRESENTATIVES of a Japanese womens group and a Japanese trade union were at Tuesdays court hearing of the Subic rape case and told through an interpreter that they support the private complainant in this case. Masayo Niwa, board member of the Asia-Japan Womens Resource Center, said that aside from making personal financial contributions to logistics for the prosecution of the four American soldiers accused in the case, she is also here to network with Philippine womens organizations against US bases around the world. Niwa said her organization is against not only against American military aggression, but also her own countrys history of military sexual slavery. She said her group has helped Filipino comfort women in their campaign for justice. Comfort women is the term given to women forcibly used by Japanese soldiers for sex in the countries they occupied during World War II.

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