Japanese military sexual slavery and women’s lives in the Asia-Pacific region today

Japanese military sexual slavery and women’s lives in the Asia-Pacific region today

Dr. Mohita Roman from Monash University along with other prominent presenters including Associate Professor Kate McGregor; Professor Yuki Tanaka;  Dr Emma Dalton; and Dr Caroline Norma will speak at a one-day workshop organised by the ANU Gender Institute.

The workshop, entitled ‘Japanese military sexual slavery and women’s lives in the Asia-Pacific region today', will examine women’s lives in Asia and the Pacific today in light of the history of Japanese military sexual slavery (i.e., the ‘comfort women’ system) during the wartime 1930s and 1940s. We will discuss how this history continues to animate feminist movements in a number of countries, and explore how activism by young people in Asia and the Pacific today reflects considerations of war, militarism and sexual slavery.

Speakers will discuss how this history continues to animate feminist movements in a number of countries (particularly Japan, South Korea, and Indonesia) and explore how activism by young people in Asia and the Pacific today reflects considerations of war, militarism and sexual slavery.

For further details contact Mohita Roman at mohita.roman@monash.edu