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  Sexual slavery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the contemporary Middle East, sexual slavery is uncommon.
Sexual slavery in East and Southeast Asia during World War II During World War II, hundreds of thousands of mostly Asian women were tricked or otherwise coerced into serving the Japanese army as prostitutes in the wartime brothels of Asia during the Japanese occupation of Korea, China and other parts of South East Asia.
Sexual slavery in Japan post World War II The Japanese Home Ministry established a number of brothels euphemistically named Recreation and Amusement Association in August 1945 to serve the occupation forces.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sexual_slavery   (1462 words)

  
 Learn more about Slavery in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Slavery in the ancient Mediterranean cultures was a mixture of debt-slavery and the enslavement of prisoners of war.
Slavery in the Americas during the 17th century was an institution that made little distinction as to the race of the slave or the free man. But by the 18th century, the overwhelming number of fl slaves was such that white and Native American slavery was less common.
Slavery was legal in most of the 13 colonies, and was ended in many of the states later called "Free States" only after the turn of the 19th century.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /s/sl/slavery.html   (4196 words)

  
 E/CN.4/Sub.2/1998/13 - Report of the Special Rapporteur on systematic rape,
The use of sexual slavery and sexual violence as tactics and weapons of war is an all too common yet often overlooked atrocity that demands consistent and committed action on the part of the global community.
This status may be particularly useful in prosecuting individual cases of sexual slavery committed during armed conflict, as the prosecution in such a case need not establish the existence of State involvement or acquiescence, the existence of a widespread or systematic pattern of abuse, or any nexus between the crime and an armed conflict.
In cases involving claims of sexual slavery or sexual violence, local prosecutions may be more effective in preventing future violations, while facilitating the return of victims to their pre-war communities by removing some of the stigma that may often be attached, however improperly, to victims of sexual violence.
www.hri.ca /fortherecord1998/documentation/commission/e-cn4-sub2-1998-13.htm   (13730 words)

  
 SexHelp.com - Amistad's Untold Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rather, their view is that beginning with slavery generations of an entire racial group experienced various forms of sexual trauma.
I contend that the sequelae of overt and covert sexual assault are the essential features and characteristic symptoms of trauma stress for multiple generations of an entire group of people.
In all African cultures, there were various ceremonies, rituals, and customs that educated a young woman in sexual practices and prohibitions, and nurtured her in the understanding that she was precious to, and protected by, the community (Davidson, 1980; Davidson 1969).
www.sexhelp.com /amistad.cfm   (1182 words)

  
 "we'll kill you if you cry"
Sexual violence includes rape and attempted rape, and such acts as forcing a person to strip naked in public, forcing two victims to perform sexual acts on one another or harm one another in a sexual manner, mutilating a person's genitals or a woman's breasts, and sexual slavery.
The appeals chamber rejected the "resistance" requirement argued by the appellants as it is justified neither in law or fact, and stated that the use of force in itself is not a necessary element of rape.
Sexual slavery, defined by the 1926 Slavery Convention and the 1953 Protocol amending the same convention, refers to "[t]he status or condition of a person over whom any or all of the powers attaching to the right of ownership are exercised, including sexual access through rape or other forms of sexual violence."
www.hrw.org /reports/2003/sierraleone/sierleon0103-01.htm   (527 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Opinion / Op-ed / Was story about sexual trafficking exaggerated?
In October, nationwide raids in the Czech Republic to free women from sexual slavery -- an operation in which over 4,000 people were interviewed -- netted only 15 arrests and three women who asked to return to their countries of origin.
The activists against sexual slavery on whom Landesman relied so heavily in compiling information for his article are engaged in an admirable cause.
Lederer, for instance, tells Landesman that "We're not finding victims [of sexual slavery] in the United States because we're not looking for them" -- a statement that has some truth in it, but may also be a convenient way to explain the lack of evidence.
www.boston.com /news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2004/02/09/was_story_about_sexual_trafficking_exaggerated   (847 words)

  
 Japan: Still Waiting After 60 years: Justice for Survivors of Japan's Military Sexual Slavery System - Amnesty ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Perhaps the most compelling example of the crime of sexual slavery and the denial of justice to victims was the system of institutionalized sexual slavery used by the Japanese Imperial Army before and during World War II and subsequent denials of responsibility for the system by the Japanese government.
For decades the truth about the sexual slavery system remained hidden; much information detailing the exact number of "comfort stations" and their location, as well as other information pointing to the direct involvement of the wartime government in the establishment of the system was reportedly burnt in the immediate aftermath of the war.
The violations of sexual and reproductive rights inherent in the system of sexual slavery endured by the comfort women were compounded on an ongoing basis by these long lasting impacts on their sexual and reproductive lives.
web.amnesty.org /library/index/ENGASA220122005   (16113 words)

  
 Criminal Code Amendment (Slavery and Sexual Servitude) Bill 1999 (Bills Digest 167 1998-99)
Unsafe sexual practices are regularly imposed on them and as a consequence they live under the constant fear of contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
The definition of 'sexual servitude' contained in the Bill restricts it to circumstances where, as a result of force or threats, the person providing sexual services is not free to stop providing those sexual services or leave their place of work.
The victims of crimes of slavery or sexual servitude are generally dealt with by Australian authorities as unlawful non-citizens, whom the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs are required to detain and remove from Australia as soon as reasonably practicable.
www.aph.gov.au /library/pubs/bd/1998-99/99bd167.htm   (3328 words)

  
 International Sexual Slavery
Sexual slavery can be particularly fatal today due to the global epidemic of AIDS, as these enslaved women are forced to have unprotected sex with a large number of men every day.
Women who become the victims of international sexual slavery are procured by kidnapping, purchase, or with fraudulent inducements for jobs and a better life.
Since international sexual slavery involves the trans-national traffic of women, law enforcement from one single country cannot effectively deal with organized crime that is linked internationally.
www.geocities.com /Tokyo/5342/PART7.HTML   (5434 words)

  
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With these definitions in mind, it is imperative that people alter their definitions and context of slavery from something that occurred long ago to the reality that slavery, in the form of human trafficking and sexual slavery, continues to entrap, enslave and dehumanize women and children.
The social acceptability of some forms of sexual exploitation coupled with the increased mobility of people has fostered a subculture in which sexual slavery, both in its older forms of brothels and prostitution and its newer forms of sex tourism and mail-order brides, can thrive and flourish.
Its purpose is to combat the modern form of slavery known as human trafficking by protecting the victims — mainly women and children, by ensuring punishment of their perpetrators.
www.hamline.edu /cla/academics/global_studies/Slavery_2004/SaunderK1_file.doc   (2957 words)

  
 Sappho's Breathing: The sexual slavery debate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the cases of sexual slavery and sexual abuse, I feel like I don't have firm footing, like I don't know who to believe or even how to go about deciding who to believe.
Child sexual abuse, while very real, is a concept heavily influenced by its location in the cultural imagination of the United States.
That is, because child sexual abuse or sexual slavery is such a taboo subject, people get confused when they start thinking about how to deal with it.
www.sapphosbreathing.com /archives/000288.html   (1364 words)

  
 Sierra Leone: Sexual Violence Widespread in War (Human Rights Watch Press release, New York, January 16, 2003)
Throughout the armed conflict in Sierra Leone from 1991 to 2001, thousands of women and girls of all ages, ethnic groups, and socioeconomic classes were subjected to widespread and systematic sexual violence, including individual and gang rape, and rape with objects such as weapons, firewood, umbrellas and pestles.
These crimes of sexual violence were generally characterized by extraordinary brutality and frequently preceded or followed by other egregious human rights abuses against the victim, her family and her community.
The lack of attention to conflict-related sexual violence means that few assistance programs have been established for women and girls who were subjected to sexual violence, including sexual slavery.
www.hrw.org /press/2003/01/sl0116.htm   (705 words)

  
 Anti-Slavery - news Sexual Slavery
In an historic move, the war crimes tribunal in The Hague convicted three Bosnian Serb generals for 'sexual enslavement' on 22 February; for the first time rape is being treated as a crime against humanity.
According to testimony, the men kept Muslim women and girls from Foca in Bosnia-Herzegovina as sexual slaves, subjecting them to repeated rape and other violence.
The ruling has wide implications for similar cases of sexual slavery in war and marks a significant step forward in the establishment of a permanent international criminal court.
www.antislavery.org /homepage/news/sexcrime020301.htm   (155 words)

  
 Intersections Review: Japan's Comfort Women: Sexual Slavery and Prostitution During World War II and the US Occupation
In juxtaposing the 'sexual ideologies' of Japan and the Allied nations in this manner, Tanaka underscores that he is not attempting to 'mitigate or rationalize the crimes that Japanese men committed during the war by referring to similar or related crimes committed by the Allied soldiers immediately after the war' (p.
The Allied nations' endeavours to combat the spread of venereal disease, their support of the enticement of impoverished women into prostitution and the supervision of brothels for military use during the war and the Occupation, while morally reprehensible, cannot be accorded the same level of criminality as the 'comfort' women system.
The equation of the Allied nations and Japan's sexual ideologies predisposes this volume to the impression that it is partially an apologia for the 'comfort' women system.
wwwsshe.murdoch.edu.au /intersections/issue9/morris_review.html   (3349 words)

  
 THE MILITARY SEXUAL SLAVERY ISSUE AND ASIAN PEACE
Military sexual slavery by Japan, which occurred during 1932-1945, was not simply the incidental raping of women by occupying soldiers, as has often accompanied war in the world.
Military sexual slavery is a war crime and a crime against humanity according to International Law.
In regard to the military sexual slavery issue, Japan strongly opposed the meeting’s proposed plan of action because it stressed the condemnation and punishment of the systematic raping and sexual slavery of the former "comfort women".
www.vcn.bc.ca /alpha/learn/KoreanWomen.htm   (6828 words)

  
 SSRN-Slavery and the Roots of Sexual Harassment by Adrienne Davis
It designates slavery a sexual economy to foreground slavery's gender hierarchies and mechanisms of subordination as well as to show how slavery offered early illustrations of the social construction and fluidity of gender and the false dichotomy between public and private relations.
Taking those insights to their logical conclusion, this essay frames enslaved women's sexual coercion through their roles as captive workers to cast the institution of slavery in a new light: as an early and particularly virulent strain of institutionalized sexual harassment.
Conceiving slavery as sexual harassment sheds light on how slave law was labor law, plantations were workplaces, and enslaved women's resistance constituted gender activism.
papers.ssrn.com /sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=336122   (450 words)

  
 Worldwide Tragedy: U.S. Not Immune to Sexual Slavery
Millions of women and children around the world are trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation and forced labor.
Some women and girls are abducted; some are deceived by offers of legitimate work in another country; some are sold by their own poverty-stricken parents or are themselves driven by poverty to traffickers who profit from their desperation.
Regardless of how they are propelled into the multi-billion dollar industry of sexual exploitation, these women and girls suffer unspeakable human rights violations as commodities in the global trade of human beings.
www.now.org /nnt/summer-2000/slavery.html   (1107 words)

  
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 V-Day: 2006 'comfort women'
However, for the 'comfort women,' civilians forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military between 1932 and 1945, there has been no escape from the war and no answer for its harm.
Furthermore, as patterns of systematic rape and sexual violence continue today in places of armed conflict such as Sudan, Congo, and Iraq, the importance of recognizing the human rights atrocity committed against women during WWII is paramount.
In the early 1990s, nearly a half a century after the end of WWII, Korean victims of Japan's military sexual slavery, followed by other survivors in China, Taiwan, North Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and Timor L'Este, broke their silence and began to call for justice and reparations for the unanswered war crimes.
www.vday.org /contents/vcampaigns/spotlight/comfortwomen   (759 words)

  
 Slavery in the Bible
Except for murder, slavery has got to be one of the most immoral things a person can do.
Yet slavery is rampant throughout the Bible in both the Old and New Testaments.
The Bible clearly approves of slavery in many passages, and it goes so far as to tell how to obtain slaves, how hard you can beat them, and when you can have sex with the female slaves.
www.evilbible.com /Slavery.htm   (910 words)

  
 CNN.com - Thailand tackles sexual slavery - Sep. 25, 2003
Thousands of Thai children are sold into prostitution and slavery.
A ten-year-old little girl is among the many victims of sexual slavery here in Thailand.
Her mother told CNN that she sold her daughter into slavery for $200, thinking she would work as a maid in Bangkok.
edition.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/asiapcf/southeast/09/25/thai.sex.slavery   (531 words)

  
 Sexual Slavery in Prison - New York Times
The measure requires the Justice Department to study the endemic problem of sexual assault behind bars and develop a strategy for coping with it.
The costs of denial are on vivid display this month in a federal courtroom in Texas, where a former inmate has told jurors how corrections officers ignored his written pleas for help, and even laughed at him, while he was repeatedly raped and sold into sexual slavery by prisoners who viewed him as "property."
The lawsuit was brought by Roderick Johnson, a former Navy seaman who is openly gay and who landed in prison for violating the conditions of his probation.
www.nytimes.com /2005/10/12/opinion/12wed4.html?ex=1286769600&en=3b7ad1e62b8f6bc4&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss   (374 words)

  
 Welcome to the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan
The "atonement money" offered by the Asian Women's Fund is not a proper solution, since the majority of the victims of the Japanese Military Sexual Slavery rejected it.
We, the undersigned, sincerely request that in the year 2005, the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, the UN and the ILO strongly urge the Japanese government to finally comply with the international community's recommendations and come up with an official apology and legal compensation to the victims of sexual slavery.
Without solving the issues of Military Sexual Slavery and other war crimes, Japan is not qualified to be a permanent member of the UN S.C. 64821 Sign (May 6, 2006 Present)
www.womenandwar.net /english/sign_en.php   (197 words)

  
 The New York Times > National > Ex-Inmate's Suit Offers View Into Sexual Slavery in Prisons
The phenomenon of sexual slavery in prison has only recently emerged from the shadows.
Prison rape, in general, has received sporadic notice over the years and sustained attention more recently, with the passage last year of a federal law that aims to eliminate it.
His crimes were relatively minor and all nonviolent - burglary, a bad check, cocaine possession - but they were enough to send him to Allred, a maximum security prison 250 miles north of here, on the Oklahoma border.
www.nytimes.com /2004/10/16/national/16rape.html?ex=1255579200&en=e20b64446084fe0d&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland   (729 words)

  
 LatAm - Sexual Slavery in Latin America - Index
Ulloa, also Latin American and Caribbean director for the Regional Coalition against the Trafficking of Women and Children (CATW), said that these children are deceived or forced into pornography and prostitution, often involving foreign tourists.
Oakland Park - Detectives have arrested a medical technician who they say sexually assaulted at least two unconscious women while he was working as recovery room nurse.
The principal organizations participating in the campaign are the Pan-American Center Against Disappearance, Exploitation, Slavery and Trafficking (CIDETT), the Organization of the American States (OAS), the NGO Save the Children Sweden and the Inter-American Institute of the Child (IIN).
www.libertadlatina.org /LatAm_Sex_Slavery_Index.htm   (2238 words)

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