UN Committee finds Philippines failed to address ongoing discrimination and suffering of WWII sexual slavery victims

UN finds Philippines violated WWII sexual slavery victims’ rights. The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women said the Philippine government breached its obligations by failing to address ongoing discrimination against the victims. The government waived its right to compensation after signing the Treaty of Peace with Japan. The Committee requested full reparation, including compensation, and an official apology. The case has renewed attention on wartime sexual slavery, with activists calling for more support for the victims and addressing ongoing discrimination. Similar cases have been filed by comfort women survivors in other countries, including South Korea.