Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls
ESJF held the webinar Using Historical Lessons to Address Sexual Violence to discuss the causes and consequences of the Japanese military sexual slavery system before and during WWII and to demonstrate the ongoing efforts of educators who have taken the chilling historical lessons from Japanese military sexual slavery, which the UN defines as a crime against humanity, into their classrooms.
NGO CSW/NY organizes the civil society side of the UN CSW for two weeks in March, engaging and inspiring grassroots efforts and advocacy needed to empower women and girls. The NGO CSW Forum runs parallel to the events occurring within the UN Headquarters.
Click this NGO CSW65 link for the recorded session. ESJF thanks Sung Sohn for leading the session, Christina Tang for modeling a lesson, Professor Ga Young Chung for discussing multiple reasons to incorporate “comfort women” history and issues into the field of ethnic studies, and Carrie Seidler for conducting a word cloud survey and moderating. ESJF also thanks Elleanna Brancoveanu for her empowering musical performance of “You Raise Me Up.” As a UNA-USA delegate to the NGO CSW65, Sung participated in several sessions where many lively discussions took place to advance women and girls’ rights and empowerment.
ESJF extends great appreciation to this year’s NGO CSW65 organizing committee for organizing two-week-long parallel events online.