Peace is not merely the absence of war (direct violence), but also with the absence of structural and cultural violence (Johan Galtung)
Formers Jugun Ianfu were not only experienced in direct violence, such as: sexual violence; slapping; kicking; etc, but also cultural violence, such as: patriarchy value, and structural violence,…Continue
Researchers finally found official documents that prove former Prime Minister Nakasone had built "comfort stations" in Balikpapan, kalimantan, Indonesia.
On November 1, 2011, the Asahi Shimbun reported on the October 27th
disclosure by the Grass Roots House Peace Museum
Jugun Ianfu or Comfort Women refers to those women who were forced into sexual slavery to fulfill the Japanese military and civil officers’ sexual need at ianjo or comfort stations (Yoshimi 2000; AWHRC 1998; WCCW 1998; WCCW 2000; Ikeda in Tsujimura 2007; Hindra & Kimura 2007; Schmidt 2000), or other places such as such as barracks, high rank officer’s houses and victim’s houses during Asia Pacific War in 1931-1945. The sexual…Continue
Up to now, there is still no agreement and provisions about the standard concerning about naming the women. The dynamic of naming the women are coming from each party who have interested on this issue, both individual (survivors) and agencies (advocators, supporters, government or non-government) had different perspectives about the Jugun Ianfu’s issue. Competing on symbolism of naming the women “are crucial if an interested party is to frame the Jugun Ianfu issue to its own…Continue
In this section, I would like to discuss the differences between the Jugun Ianfu, Mistress, concubine, geisha and “Nyai”. It is important to clarify who the Jugun Ianfu is, in order to understand that the formers Jugun Ianfu are one of Asia Pacific War’s victims as sexual slavery, which has rights to gain their justice.
In Indonesian community, the understanding about Jugun Ianfu is still being debate because of different…Continue