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During World War Two the Japanese Imperial Army forced women across Asia into sexual slavery. As many as 200,000 women were victims of systematic rape and abuse. A majority of these women were Korean. After the war, the surviving victims returned home, but the pain of their past did not go away. Many of these women continued to experience discrimination, PTSD and were often ostracized by their own people. Japan has yet to deliver a state redress and official apology to the comfort women. Japan’s denial of the horrors experienced by comfort women during World War Two weakens the efforts made for human and women rights made over the past century and validates current modern day war crimes involving sexual violence. It is imperative that Japan does this before the remaining comfort women are gone.
The Annual Mary Lou Fulton Mentored Research Conference showcases some of the best student research from the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. The mentored learning program encourages undergraduate students to participate in hands-on and practical research under the direction of a faculty member. Students create these posters as an aide in presenting the results of their research to the public, faculty, and their peers.
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Farrell, Adam, "The Uncomfortable Facts About Korean Comfort Women" (2015). FHSS Mentored Research Conference. 271.
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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