Hope for Forgiveness


Washington Coalition for Comfort Women Issues, Inc. (WCCW) was founded in December 1992 in Washington, DC, to advocate for the rights of wartime victims and their lawful reparation. Our mission is to contribute to the eradication and prevention of sex crimes against women by promoting public awareness and education.

WCCW dedicates itself to being the voice for "Comfort Women," victims who were euphemistically called by Japanese military to refer to women who were imprisoned and forced into sexual slavery during World War II. WCCW believes that the Japanese government must clearly acknowledge its responsibility in perpetrating the atrocity against these Comfort Women, give official apology, provide redress from government sources, and open all government records regarding its involvement. Until these steps are taken, WCCW asserts that Japan should not be permitted a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council.

WCCW is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan, research and educational organization. WCCW welcomes persons of all gender, race, and nationality.