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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

unspeakable torture.


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.

Will you listen to the grandmothers’ stories?

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There are a variety of reasons it can be difficult for us to bear witness to stories of the comfort women.

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  • I really don't have time for this - maybe I'll come back later
    2 years ago - #1
  • I really don't have time for this - maybe I'll come back later
    2 years ago - #1
  • Your recent responses
    Her story was too difficult to listen to.
    Now - #152

    Her story was too difficult to listen to.
    Now - #152

    Her story was too difficult to listen to.
    Now - #152
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XX of those people chose to respond.


Here are a few of their responses.

You are now part of the XX people who


have listened to Grandma XX's story

  • Witnessing these stories is the least we can do, an important step to building awareness and being heard.
    2 months ago - #1524

XX% stopped witnessing

  • Her story was too difficult to listen to - I felt triggered and upset.
    3 weeks ago - #790

XX% chose not to witness

  • I really don't have time for this - maybe I'll come back later.
    1 week ago - #850

XX others have participated

  • I really don't have time for this - maybe I'll come back later.
    Today - #124

XX of those people chose to respond.


Here are a few of their responses.

  • Her story is so intense and I couldn’t finish and I feel so incredibly bad about this.
    Now - #152

Today you will be given the space to say

something and respond to their stories.

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