Our Demands

The Korean Council Demands to the Government of Korea.

(1) Annulment of the 2015 Korea-Japan agreement and return of the 1 billion yen provided by the Japanese government.

(2) Cancellation of the certification of the Foundation for Reconciliation and Healing established with the 1 billion yen from the Japanese government.

(3) Investigation of the process through which the of 2015 Korea-Japan agreement was reached.

(4) Inclusion of an accurate treatment of the Japanese military sexual slavery issue in school and social education curriculum.

The Korean Council Demands to the Government of Japan.

(1) Admit the Japanese military sexual slavery system as a war crime.

(2) Disclose official documents.

(3) Deliver an official apology.

(4) Pay reparations to the victims.

(5) Punish those responsible.

(6) Record the sexual slavery system in history textbooks.

(7) Erect a memorial monument and build an archive.

History

YearMonth[1988~1999]
1988FebYun Chung-Ok, Kim Hye-won, Kim Shin-sil traveled from Fukuoka to Okinawa, following footsteps of the victims
AprYun Chung-Ok presented the trip at an international symposium titled "Women and Sex Tourism Culture" by Korean Christian Women’s United (KCWU)
1990JanHankyore Newspaper published Yun Chung-ok’s "Report following the footsteps of Volunteer Labor Corps Victims"
MovKorean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan was established by 37 feminist organizations
1991AugKim Hak-soon testified as a former ’comfort woman’ during a press conference
SepHotline for Volunteer Labor Corps Victims was established in KCWU
1992JanWednesday Demonstration for resolution of the Japanese military sexual slavery started in front of the Japanese Embassy
Aug1st Asian Solidarity Conference on the Issue of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan was held in Seoul
1993Oct2nd Asian Solidarity Conference on the Issue of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan was held in Tokyo, Japan
Dec100th Wednesday Demonstration
1995SepKorean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan won the 3rd Civil Human Rights Award by Seoul Bar Association
1998Apr5th Asian Solidarity Conference on the Issue of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan was held in Seoul
YearMonth[2000~2010]
2000DecWomen’s International War Crimes Tribunal on Japan’s Military Sexual Slavery was held in Japan; Japanese Emperor Hirohito was found guilty
2002Mar500th Wednesday Demonstration
2003DecKorean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan opened Peaceful Our House, a shelter for victims
2004MayInternational Solidarity Council Demanding Settlement of Japan’s Past held the Seoul Conference North Korean victim Lee Sang-ok made her first visit to South Korea after separation
2005JanGlobal campaign "Justice to Japanese Military ’Comfort Women!’" for 60th anniversary of Korean Liberation launched
2006Mar700th Wednesday Demonstration and International Solidarity Demonstration in 14 cities in 8 countries
AugKorean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan and Amnesty International in Australia organized "Justice to Japanese Military ’Comfort Women’" campaign
2007JulUnited States House of Representatives passed the Japanese Military ’Comfort Women’ Resolution (House Resolution 121) unanimously
2008MarWednesday Demonstration won Feminist Movement of the Year Award for 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day
JulJapanese military ’comfort women’ victim Gil Won-ok won the 5th Seoul Women’s Award
2010NovKorean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan hosted international symposium titled "2010, Speaking of the Japanese Military ’Comfort Women’"
YearMonth[2011~Present]
2011Aug10th Asian Solidarity Conference on the Issue of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan was held in Seoul
Dec1000th Wednesday Demonstration and unveiling ceremony of Statue of Peace
2012Jan20th anniversary of Wednesday Demonstration
MarPress conference to announce Butterfly Fund for victims of wartime sexual violence
MayWar and Women’s Human Rights Museum opened
Dec1st anniversary of Statue of Peace in front of the Japanese Embassy
2013Aug1st International Memorial Day for Japanese Military ’Comfort Women’ organized 1087th Wednesday Demonstration and actions in solidarity
Dec1100th Wednesday Demonstration
2014FebButterfly Fund organized Vietnam Peace Trip
Aug2nd International Memorial Day for Japanese Military ’Comfort Women’ organized Candlelight Festival
2015Aug3rd International Memorial Day for Japanese Military ’Comfort Women’ organized actions in solidarity
Oct1200th Wednesday Demonstration
DecForeign ministers of Korea and Japan announced Korea-Japan ’Comfort Women’ Agreement
2016JunFoundation for Justice and Remembrance was established for annulment of the 2015 Korea-Japan Agreement and just resolution of the Japanese military sexual slavery issue
Aug4th International Memorial Day for Japanese Military ’Comfort Women’ organized Butterfly Festival
2017JunSeed of Hope Fund launched
JulForeign Ministry of Korea launched a review task force for the 2015 Korea-Japan ’Comfort Women’ Agreement
Aug5th International Memorial Day for Japanese Military ’Comfort Women’
Aug-Nov1 Million Citizens’ Fundraising Campaign
Sep1300th Wednesday Demonstration 100 Million Signatures Campaign was delivered to the Japanese Embassy
NovWomen’s Human Rights Award Ceremony with 1 Milllion Citizens
DecReview task force for the 2015 Korea-Japan Agreement announced its results
2018Mar15th Asian Solidarity Conference for the Issue of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan titled "To Resolve the Unrealized Justice, the Issue of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan" was held in Seoul
JulThe Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan and the Foundation for Justice and Remembrance merged as the Korean Council for Justice and Remembrance for the Issues of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan
Aug6th International Memorial Day for Japanese Military ’Comfort Women’