24. Hwa Chen ahma

Wednesday July 30, 2008

I met with Graceia Lai, Director of International Affairs at the Taipei Women's Rescue Foundation. She is dealing with the "Comfort Women" issue in Taiwan. 

In 1992, 58 Taiwanese "comfort women" came out. Now, 21 remain. 

Graceia took me to Hwa Chen Taiwanese *ahma's home. She lived with a daugther and two grandchildren in Taipei. 

* "halmunis" in Korean, or "ahmas" in Taiwanese means "grandmas". (In Asia, elders are commonly referred to as grandmother or grandfather, whether you are related to them or not, as a way of showing respect.)

With Hwa Chen ahma and Graceia Lai

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