The 'Comfort' Of Strangers

[Manila, August 12. Image via Getty]

A Filipino woman, formerly forced by the Japanese Imperial Army to work as a 'comfort woman' during the Second World War, holds a placard during a protest in front of the Japanese embassy in Manila on August 12, 2009, to coincide with a global action calling for justice for all women victims of wartime sexual slavery. Former Filipina comfort women continue to demand that the Japanese government officially recognise as a war crime the systematic rape of women committed by its imperial army as they were forced to work in brothels during the Second World War. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)