Japan and South Korea Settle Dispute Over Wartime ‘Comfort Women’

By CHOE SANG-HUN on DEC. 28, 2015, for The New York Times— “More than 70 years after the end of World War II, South Korea and Japan reached a landmark agreement on Monday to resolve their dispute over Korean women who were forced to serve as sex slaves for Japan’s Imperial Army. The agreement, in which Japan made an apology and promised an … More Japan and South Korea Settle Dispute Over Wartime ‘Comfort Women’

Chile’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security: Some Reflections

By Diane Gallo on August 3, 2013— “On August 3, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signed a National Action Plan to enact the UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.  UNSCR 1325 was adopted in 2000 to ensure a gender focus in peacekeeping and security initiatives, calling on governments to take measures … More Chile’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security: Some Reflections