'Comfort woman' shares story of sex slavery
She's one of the last living survivors of sexual slavery during the Second World War and now her harrowing story will become part of the oral histories collection at the Winnipeg-based Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
Lola Fidencia David , 86, was just 14 years old when she was captured and repeatedly raped by the Japanese military.
In 2007, Lola testified at Canada's House of Commons, which passed a unanimous motion urging the Japanese government to take full responsibility and offer a formal apology to the estimated 200,000 so-called comfort women of Korea, China, The Philippines and other nations.
David, along with her translator and Filipina therapist, Cristina Lope Rosello, are in Winnipeg to record their stories at the CMHR.
While here, they will be part of a panel discussion Friday at the University of Manitoba on sexual violence against women in war and conflict.