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A sculpture commemorates the women of Korea who during World War Two were used as sex slaves to the invading Japanese military forces.  These women have become known as "comfort women".  

Japan had refused to accept formal legal responsibility for the women used as sex slaves during World War Two  including Korean, Chinese, Dutch and Australian women.  In 2015, an agreement was reached between South Korea and Japan, with Japan offering an apology and compensation for surviving comfort women.

 

Location

Address:180 Liverpool Road, Ashfield Uniting Church, Ashfield, 2131
State:NSW
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.890218
Long: 151.127268
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 6th August, 2016
Source: MA
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