Group calls on school curriculum to include human rights concepts

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/08/11
Kang Shu-hua (R).

Taipei, Aug. 11 (CNA) A women’s rights group expressed hope Tuesday that human 201508110036t0001rights concepts will be included in school curriculum guidelines, after the issue of “comfort women” became a point of controversy in the recent dispute surrounding revised high-school curriculum guidelines.

The existing curriculum fails to provide accurate information on the topic of comfort women — women across Asia who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II — to help students understand the sexual abuses and pain suffered by the comfort women, said Kang Shu-hua (康淑華), executive director of the Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation (婦女救援基金會).

Kang made the remarks on the sidelines of a news conference held just before a screening of the documentary “Song of the Reed,” a 76-minute film that chronicles the later years of Taiwanese comfort women. The foundation has been dedicated to helping Taiwanese comfort women cope with their mental anguish and to seek justice and compensation from Japan over the last 20 years.     [FULL  STORY]

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