MARIE CLAIRE GALLERY

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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

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