Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Kim Bok-dong, South Korean women's rights activist, Died at 93


Kim Bok-dong was born on April 19, 1926 and died on January 28, 2019.

She was one of twenty-six "comfort women" still alive in 2019 in South Korea.

Kim Bok-dong was one of numerous young ladies who were constrained into sexual subjection by the Japanese military; a military that methodicallly enrolled ladies from colonized and involved nations amid World War II.

At age 14, she was kept in solace stations, for a long time, crosswise over various nations in Asia.

Kim Bok-dong's encounters have evoked in her a women's activist cognizance and have driven her to end up a solid lobbyist, upholding to stop brutality against ladies, and for a formal statement of regret from the Japanese government just as remuneration.

Likewise, Kim Bok-dong herself additionally helped other 'comfort ladies' and has made works of art as a type of activism.

She experienced her last days in an emergency clinic bed in Seoul, South Korea, where on 4 January 2018 she was visited by the South Korean President, Moon Jae-in.

Kim Bok-dong passed away at 93 years old.

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