Congress Resolution on Comfort WomenJuly 27, 2007
The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), meeting at the Quadrennial Congress in Santa Cruz, Bolivia on 21-27 July 2007,
WILPF acknowledges an international movement building over many years to urge the Japanese government to acknowledge, apologize and redress the thousands of women from all over the Pacific who were used as military sexual slaves, euphemistically called “comfort women”, by the Japanese Imperial Army during WWII.
WILPF calls on all governments to urge the Prime Minister and the Diet of Japan to
(a) pass a resolution in the Diet to formally apologize to the women who were coerced into military sexual slavery during WWII as “comfort women” by the Japanese Imperial Army and
(b) to provide just and honourable compensation to these victims.Gender Based Violence Human Rights Violations Sexual Violence Slavery and Forced Labor Women's Human Rights Japan Resolution