Sonntag, 09. Oktober 2022, 15:00 - 19:00 iCal

Remembering Taiwan's "Comfort Women"

and Combatting Military Sexual Violence Today

Aula am Campus der Universität Wien
Spitalgasse 2-4 / Hof 1.11, 1090 Wien

Diskussion, Round Table

Roundtable about controversies and struggles about Taiwan’s “comfort women" and the continued use of sexual violence in warfare today.

About this event

Introduction to the background of the project: Chris Berry, King’s College LondonExtract of film Song of the Reed 蘆葦之歌(2015)

Expert panel

Chair: Chris Berry, King’s College London

This roundtable is motivated by both recent controversies and struggles about remembering – and forgetting – Taiwan’s so-called "comfort women" and the continued use of sexual violence in warfare today. Urgent questions include:

How can we remember without re-traumatizing victims, but instead empower them?

How has does our knowledge about past sexual violence shape our understanding of what is happening today?

As survivors become fewer with the passing of time, how can we continue to raise public awareness?

What are legal, political and cultural specificities of dealing with the legacy of military sexual violence in different places?

Expert speakers

Dr. Marta Havryshko , Associate Researcher at the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, currently URIS fellow at Basel UniversityFeride Rushiti, The Kosovo Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims (KRCT)Emilie Hu, Fenton Communications, graduate of Scripps College

Snacks and drinks are provided.

Please register


Vienna Center for Taiwan Studies

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Astrid Lipinsky
Universität Wien
Institut für Ostasienwissenschaften