Museum dedicated to comfort women in need of funding: foundation

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/10/17
By: Hsu Chih-wei and Lilian Wu

Taipei, Oct. 17 (CNA) The organizers of the first museum dedicated to Taiwanese “comfort women”


said Monday that they are still soliciting donations from the public, as they are NT$10 million (US$314,505) short of the needed funds.

The Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation, the driving force behind the museum, said that when the facility opens Dec. 10, it will be a new milestone in the human rights movement for Taiwan’s comfort women, but the money needed to run it will be a heavy burden.

Since the museum started to solicit public donations early this year, it has collected NT$9.72 million, which includes subsidies from the Ministry of Culture, as well as donations from home and overseas.

But as the software and hardware for the museum, as well as the operating expenses for the first year, will require about NT$20 million, it is facing a shortage of half the needed funds.     [FULL  STORY]

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