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Memorializing a Memorial Monument in the State of New York that pays tribute to those who have become known to the world as 'Comfort...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing a Memorial Monument in the State of
New York that pays tribute to those who have become known to the world
as 'Comfort Women'

WHEREAS, During the Japanese colonial and wartime occupation of Asia and
the Pacific Islands from the 1930s through the duration of World War II,
approximately 200,000 young women were coerced into the Comfort Women
system of forced military prostitution; and
WHEREAS, On June 16, 2012, the Comfort Women Memorial Monument was
established in the Veterans Memorial at Eisenhower Park in Westbury, New
York, to honor and commemorate the victims of the Comfort Women system;
and
WHEREAS, The Memorial Monument, being the second memorial of its kind
in the United States, symbolizes suffering endured by comfort women and
serves as a reminder of the crime against humanity committed through the
Comfort Women system; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize
historical monuments within the State of New York that are established
to increase awareness of serious events that have taken place in histo-
ry; and
WHEREAS, The United Nations reports that 2.4 million people across the
globe are victims of human trafficking at any one time, and 80 percent
of them are being exploited as sexual slaves; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize a Memorial Monument in the State of New York that pays trib-
ute to those who have become known to the world as 'Comfort Women'; and
be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Korean American Public Affairs Committee, the Kupferberg
Holocaust Resource Center and Korean American Civic Empowerment.

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  • 25 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 29 / Jan / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 29 / Jan / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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