During World War II, the Japanese military maintained “Comfort Stations” and abducted teen-aged girls as a “Comfort Women” to provide sexual services to combatants. After the War, the women who survived sexual slavery were too ashamed to speak of their experiences. They married, raised families and tried to forget.
In the 1990’s, one brave woman told her story. Others followed her lead, then collaborated locally, nationally and internationally to seek justice.
The Comfort Women sued the Japanese government for an official apology, reparations and a place in the history books so sex slavery will never reoccur.
Members of Lila Pilipina, all now Lolas (Grandmothers) in their 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, tell how they decided to make their stories public, become activists, and collaborate strategically with Comfort Women in Korea, China and Japan.
They describe their war experiences and their passionate activism in Grandmother Power.