Category Archives: Japan

Read WIRE Sept/Oct: ‘What if it was me?’

“What if it was me in that photo?” asks one young Amnesty activist looking at Vesselina Nikolaeva’s images of Syrian refugees in Bulgaria (pages 4-7). Her photos might inspire you to ask more questions: If you had to leave your … Continue reading

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Seizing the momentum

  Hakamada Iwao spent 46 years on death row before his release in March. For Wakabayashi Hideki, Director of Amnesty International Japan, it was an incredible moment, but the fight isn’t over yet. Wakabayashi Hideki remembers the exact moment when … Continue reading

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To all the women around the world, be strong!

A rare interview with Kim Bok-dong, a 90-year-old South Korean woman who was taken from her home village and abused as a ‘comfort woman’ by the Japanese Army during World War II.  I was 14 years old when I was … Continue reading

Posted in Asia And The Pacific, Human Rights Defenders and Activists, Japan, Sexual Violence, Sexual Violence, South Korea, Torture and Ill-treatment, Trafficking of Women and Girls, UN, Uncategorized, Women, Women's Rights | Tagged , | 15 Comments