Sunday, March 8, 2015

New York Programs on Comfort Women - Carpe Diem

Today is International Women's Day. For ten days, from March 9 to 20, the 59th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women takes place at United Nations Headquarters in New York. It will be a time of exchange, challenge, declaration, learning, and protest. There will be a number of events on the Comfort Women issue.

DECLARE


March for gender equality on International Women’s Day! 

8 MARCH 1:30 to 5:00 PM
Commemoration of the 20-year anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action
Sponsored by UN Women,  the City of New York, the UN Women for Peace Association, NGO CSW New York, Man Up Campaign, and the Working Group on Girls.
March through New York City midtown, starting at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza and ending on Times Square


PROTEST

Protest against Japanese far-right historical revisionists in New York City

9 MARCH 5:30 PM, 49 W. 45th Street NYC
Sponsored by Sloths Against Nuclear State and others at
Protest panel discussions organized by Happy Science and Nadeshiko denying the Comfort Women history held Japanese American Association of New York
See HERE for descriptions of the three events these organizations are sponsoring

LEARN


Truth and Justice for “Comfort Women” Sexual Slavery in the Japanese Military during WWII

9 MARCH 12:30 to 2:00 PM, Armenian Convention Center, Grand Ballroom, 630 Second Avenue
Sponsored by Human Rights Now (HRN)
Ms. Kazuko Ito, Esq., Secretary General of Human Rights Now (HRN) and a member of the UN Women Regional Civil Society Advisory Group (Asia Pacific)
Ms. Mina Watanabe, Secretary General Women’s Active Museum on War and Peace (WAM)
Ms. Kelli Muddell, Director of the Gender Justice Program at the International Center for Transitional Justice
Ms. Shu-Hua Kang, Executive Director, Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation

Survivors' Voice: Film Screenings of Sexual Slavery in the Japanese Military during WWII'Song of the Reed' and 'Breaking the History of Silence'

10 MARCH 2:00 to 5:30 PM, TECO, 1 East 42nd Street, B1 

Sexual Violence During Wartime: Accountability, Achievements and Challenges

12 MARCH, 3:00 to 4:15 PM, Conference Room E - UN General Assembly Building
Sponsored by the Republic of Korea, Women's Human Rights Commission of Korea

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