We first heard the stories of the World War II “comfort women”
in the 1990s, with one survivor speaking out.
From across Asia, throughout Korea, China and The Philippines,
they were separated from their families and held in “comfort
stations” where they survived years of daily beatings, rape and
Some of these girls were as young as nine years old.
Many of the women perished in these conditions.
We know that more than 200,000 women were
captured and enslaved.
You are about to encounter the stories of the
three grandmothers, some of the oldest living
survivors of militarized sexual violence.
Their stories are difficult to hear but even
more difficult for them to tell.