Congress Resolution on Comfort Women

27 July 2007

The 29th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, meeting July 21-27, 2007 in Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Acknowledges an international movement building over many years to urge the Japanese government to acknowledge, apologize and redress the thousands of women from all over the Pacific who were used as military sexual slaves, euphemistically called “comfort women”, by the Japanese Imperial Army during WWII;

Calls on all governments to urge the Prime Minister and the Diet of Japan to:

a) Pass a resolution in the Diet to formally apologize to the women who were coerced into military sexual slavery during WWII as “comfort women” by the Japanese Imperial Army and;
b) To provide just and honourable compensation to these victims.