International Conference on Women's Rights and Peace

  • Juneseo Hwang (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Description

The 2021 International Conference on Women’s Rights and Peace (ICWRP) will be hosted in Seoul, with a subtitle, ‘“comfort women” lead waves in justice and peace’. This year is the 30th year of Hak Sun Kim’s testimony on the forced recruitment of “comfort women” by the Japanese Military, on which the Japanese government denied its responsibility and the Korean government remained silent. Since her testimony, the voices of the survivors of the Japan’s Military sexual slavery congregated as one and made a wave for justice and peace from women’s perspective. They also got connected to the global movement for peace and women’s rights, by intersecting with the historical events such as the 1993 World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna and the Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing 1995. In 2021, the International Conference on Women’s Rights and Peace (ICWRP) will continue to augment this solidarity for justice and peace.
Period13 Oct 202114 Oct 2021
Event typeConference
LocationSeoul, Korea, Republic ofShow on map

Keywords

  • women's rights
  • feminist peace
  • gender justice
  • transitional justice
  • comfort women
  • post-colonialism