WEBINAR 4: Gender and Human Rights Panel

The 10th International Conference of Museums for Peace

Webinar 4: Gender and Human Rights Panel

Theme: Space and Process for Transitional Gender Justice: Civil Society, International Law, and Peace Museum

Recorded: Aug 7, 2020

In this panel, Prof. Christine Chinkin, who served as a judge at the Women's International War Crimes Tribunal for the Trial of Japan's Military Sexual Slavery, recapitulates salient features of the development of international law to overcome sexual violence, spearheaded by her work in the 20 years since the above-mentioned Tribunal. Ms Mina Watanabe (Director, Women's Active Museum) provided an overview of WAM, which is a museum for the transitional gender justice, mentioning also her memory on the Tribunal twenty years ago. Lastly, Mr Keigo Nishio, a Yale University student, shared his thoughts about the Japanese military sexual slavery system and what he thinks of it in relation to the role of a peace museum.


  • Akihiko Kimijima: Panel coordinator

Professor, College of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University (Japan)
  • Junko Kanekiyo, Assistant

Curator, Kyoto Museum for World Peace, Ritsumeikan University (Japan)
  • Christine Chinkin: Gender Justice and Gender Peace

LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security
  • Mina Watanabe: Activities of the Women's Active Museum on War and Peace

Director, Women’s Active Museum (Japan)
  • Keigo Nishio: Passing down the History on the Side of the Vicitmizer: Lessons from the Battle of Okinawa and the "Comfort Women" Issue

Student, Yale University