Hope for Forgiveness

Session II, KOWINNER Convention in Washington DC

Title: Wartime Atrocity toward Women: Comfort Women Case

The 2015 KOWINNER Convention will be held in Washington DC between May 1 to May 3, 2015 at Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. KOWINNER invites all members to join 2015 Convention. (KOWINNER Program) The KOWINNER Foundation aims to promote worldwide networking of professional women.

The KOWINNER Foundation has been holding biannual conventions since 2009. The special theme of the 2015 Washington DC Convention is “We can make a difference together.” Prominent speakers and panelists are confirmed and about 250 participants from 14 countries are expected to attend.

Where: Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, Virginia
Session II: May 2 2015 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (in Banquet Hall)
Breakout Session: May 2 2015 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (in Amphitheater)



Yuki Tarazawa, Professor, Hofstra University
The comfort women systems in North China and East Timor

Christoper Simpson, Professor, American University
New Prospects for ‘COMFORT WOMEN’ Legal challenges

Mindy Kotler, Founder and Director, Asian Policy Point
New Japanese Nationalism Constructs

Okcha Soh, Professor of Columbia College, former President of WCCW
Abe Politics and Moral Degradation

Moderator: Jungsil Lee, Ph.D.
President of WCCW
Professor, Washington University of Virginia




Anniversary of Comfort Women Memorial Peace Garden

WCCW is hosting the First Anniversary Comfort Women Memorial Peace Garden (CWMPG) to commemorate "Comfort Women," young women and girls from more than a dozen nations of Korea, China, Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesian, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Netherlands, and East Timor, who became victims of human trafficking and sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Forces during the WW II.


US Congressman Mike Honda will be the keynote speaker.


Film screening of The Big Picture, directed by Hyo Kwon


"When: May 21 2015, 3 PM - 6 PM (Thursday)
Where: Fairfax County Government Center
              12000 Government Center Parkway
               Fairfax, VA 22035