MARIE CLAIRE GALLERY
Every Wednesday for the past 25 years, Koreans of all ages have gathered in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul to stand up for Japanese comfort women. Totalling 1,300 times, and counting, this makes it the world’s longest-running protest. The demand: that the Japanese government compensate and apologise to the women forced into sexual slavery by imperial Japan. An estimated 200,000 females fell victim to the plight of comfort women. Now grandmothers, these former comfort women have the support of the public, who want the victims to be honoured and remembered with a national memorial day.
THE WORLD’S LONGEST PROTEST