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Understanding Sexual Violence in Conflict: Regional Views of the Comfort Women Legacy

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Understanding Sexual Violence in Conflict: Regional Views of the Comfort Women Legacy

Featuring:

Shu-Hua Kang | Executive Director, Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation

Mina Watanabe | Secretary General, Women’s Active Museum on War and Peace

 Bonnie Oh| (Moderating) Distinguished Prof of Korean Studies (Retired),
Georgetown University
 

Thursday, March 12
10:00AM – 12:00 PM
Rome Auditorium
1619 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

 Please join the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS and Asia Policy Point in commemorating International Women’s Day this month with a discussion by two spokeswomen for the survivors of sexual slavery.  Ms. Mina Watanabe and Ms. Shu-Hua Kang have devoted their careers to the care of and advocacy for victims of sexual violence and trafficking in Asia, and will be in Washington after presenting at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York.

Shu-Hua KANG is Executive Director of the Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation (TWRF). TWRF was established in 1987 by a group of lawyers, scholars, and social workers to fight on the behalf of girls illegally forced into prostitution. In her 9 years at TWRF, she has devoted herself to promoting awareness about institutionalized sexual slavery by the Japanese military during WWII (“comfort women”), as well as to the prevention of gender violence in Taiwan. She is the executive producer of Song of the Reed, a documentary depicting the stories of Taiwanese “comfort women” survivors, as well as the chief editor of the book The Reason to be Strong, which shares the recovery processes of these survivors. She is currently leading a team in preparing for a women’s rights museum in the memory of Taiwanese “comfort women.”  http://www.twrf.org.tw/

 

Mina WATANABE is Secretary General of the Women’s Active Museum on War and Peace (WAM) based in Tokyo, which focuses on violence against women in conflict situations including military sexual slavery during the Second World War (the “comfort women”). Founded in 2005, WAM was a recipient of the Catholic Pax Christi’s International Peace Award in 2007. She has worked in women’s NGOs and parliamentarians’ offices with a focus on women’s rights, and was actively involved in The Women’s International War Crimes Tribunal for the Trial of Japan’s Military Sexual Slavery held in Tokyo in 2000.  http://wampeace.org/en/

 

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This event will be webcast HERE.

Seeking Program and Research Interns

The US-Korea Institute at SAIS is seeking program and research interns for immediate hire and for the summer. Multiple positions are open, duties will vary. Current areas of research include: North Korean political, economic, and social development, North Korean WMD issues, US-ROK nuclear cooperation, US-ROK cooperation in Southeast Asia, US-ROK cooperation nuclear security, US foreign policy to both Koreas, energy security cooperation in Northeast Asia, ROK renewable energy policies, and more.

USKI internships are unpaid and applicants must be able to commit to at least 4 days a week.

Responsibilities

Interns generally are asked to work on a variety of tasks including research assistance, event attendance and reporting, logistical support for events and projects, and other activities as necessary. They may work with USKI staff and/or Visiting Scholars on various projects.

Qualifications

Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Strong interest in Korea and/or East Asia policy
  • Be at least a sophomore in college or higher; graduate students and post-grads are encouraged to apply
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize assignments, meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Foreign language skills are a plus (but not necessary)

How to Apply

To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to Michelle Kae, Research Assistant at mkae1@jhu.edu. Please use the subject line, “Application: Program & Research Internship.”

Only those chosen for interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.