ESJF has been invited to the first international educators’ workshop on teaching “comfort women.” In observance of the 5th International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, the Korean Council will be hosting an array of important events during the week of June 17th. The conference will kick off with the first international educators’ workshop on pedagogies on teaching the history and issues of “comfort women” in different countries. Sung Sohn and two active high school history teachers from the San Francisco Unified School District will present on the educational system in California and the inquiry-based teaching strategies that incorporate comparative and analytic approaches based on primary and secondary source documents. Educators from South Korea, Japan, Canada, and the United States will attend the workshop.
At the conference, sexual violence in armed conflict will be discussed, and solutions will be sought. Rashida Manjoo, Professor of Public Law at the University of Cape Town, former UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, will begin the second day with her keynote speech, followed by reports from the Korean Council and representatives from Uganda.
Other events taking place during the conference include testimony from Vasfije Krasniqi Goodman, a Kosovo survivor; a photo exhibition highlighting the situations in Uganda by Jean Jung, a photojournalist; and an award ceremony for the 2019 Kim Bok-dong Peace Prize Winner.
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