Statement on the YWCA Week without Violence.

One of our core concerns regarding violence against women
is the issue of military sexual slavery by the Japanese military
during the World War II. In this statement, we reiterate our
commitment to resolving this issue, and our protests against
politicians and officials who deny and attempt to revise the
historical reality. We believe that our Government should sincerely
face its own responsiblity and take necessary measures to
compensate for the damages it has inflicted on the people around the

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YWCA(Young Women’s Christian Association)is an international NGO where, upon a Christian foundation, women from around the world exceed the barriers of language and cultures and work together to encourage women’s participation in society and to realize a peaceful world where human rights, health and environment is protected. The movement began in Great Britain in 1855, and nowadays, it works in more than 100 countries throughout the world. The YWCA of Japan works with 24 local YWCAs and 37 junior and senior high-school YWCAs, and holds ESOSOC consultative status since 2019.