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In Memory of the Victims of Military Sexual Slavery during the Second World War

 
 
In Memory of the Victims of Military Sexual Slavery during the Second World War Marker image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 5, 2003
1. In Memory of the Victims of Military Sexual Slavery during the Second World War Marker
Inscription. This historical marker is being offered in memory of the Filipina victims of Japanese Military sexual slavery during the Second World War.

During the Japanese occupation of the Philippines approximately 1,000 women became victims of military sexual slavery by the Japanese imperial army.

All over the country, in these "Comfort Stations" or sites were the institutional and organized rape and abuse of women by the Japanese military were committed.

Through this historical marker. A memorialization of this history of the women victims will be achieved in the hope that this tragedy will never happen again and that henceforth, no generation of Filipino victims will never be memorialized as victims of military sexual slavery.

Unveiled by his Honor Major Jose L. Atienza, Jr. on this 22nd day of April 2003.
 
Erected 2003 by Lungsod ng Maynila (City of Manila).
 
Location. 14° 35.653′ N, 120° 58.729′ E. Marker is in Ermita, Manila. Marker can be reached from Taft Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ermita, Manila 02 527, Philippines.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andres Bonifacio (within shouting distance of this marker); Philippine Post Office
In Memory of the Victims of Military Sexual Slavery during the Second World War Marker image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 5, 2003
2. In Memory of the Victims of Military Sexual Slavery during the Second World War Marker
(about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo (about 150 meters away); Manila Metropolitan Theater (about 180 meters away); College of San Juan de Letran (about 180 meters away); Hospital de San Juan de Dios (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Beaterio-Colegio de Santa Catalina (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Chapel of the Franciscan Venerable Third Order (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ermita.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 1,187 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on February 3, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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