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Video and Panel Discussion: Human Rights Violations against Women and Girls Manifesting from the Adult Pornographic Film Industry in Japan

March 16, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

WHAT: Trapped into porn industry….

It is reported that many young women are sexually exploited in the entertainment industry in Japan. The investigation conducted by Human Rights Now revealed that there have been a number of cases in which young women, who never intended to appear in pornographic videos, were forced to have multiple sex in front of camera for pornography film after being recruited as “ model” or “ idol star” and signing contracts with their agents. In case these women reject, they are threatened to charge huge amount of penalty fee, reveal privacy to their parents and school, and coerced into performing unconsented sexual acts in public display and to later circulate these pornographic videos on the internet. The systematic practices constitute grave violation of human rights of women and girls, serious sexual violence against women. It is indeed contemporary form of slavery.This event will highlight the situation in Japan by survivor’s interview video and report of investigation. Introducing European countries’ experiences, speakers will propose comprehensive strategy to solve the problem based on victim centered approach. The Q&A session will be followed by the presentation.

WHERE: Salvation Army, 221 E 52nd Street, New York, NY

WHEN: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 8:30 AM

WHO: Ms. Kazuko Ito, Attorney Law and Secretary General, Human Rights Now

Professor Hiroko Goto, Chiba University School of Law

Mr. Per-Anders Sunesson, Ambassador at Large for Combatting Trafficking in Persons, Sweden

Additional Speakers (TBA)

Sponsored by Human Rights Now, Co-Sponsored by the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York


March 16, 2017
8:30 am - 10:30 am


Salvation Army
221 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022
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