WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Voices of Vietnam, an organization dedicated to raising awareness about Vietnamese women who were raped and sexually assaulted by South Korean troops during the Vietnam War, today announced that it will host a media event with U.S. Senator Norm Coleman at the National Press Club to raise awareness of survivors' stories and struggles during Korean President Park Geun-hye's official visit to Washington, D.C.
Voices of Vietnam Educational Event and Live Webcast with Survivors from Vietnam
- U.S. Senator Norm Coleman (ret.); former member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and foreign policy advisor to U.S. Presidential candidate, Governor Mitt Romney
- Cyndi Nguyen, Founder & Executive Director, VIET New Orleans
- Women and Children Survivors of Vietnam War Sexual Assaults by Korean Soldiers (via live webcast)
Thursday, October 15, 2015
9.00 AM ET
The National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Murrow Room, 13th Floor
Washington D.C. 20045
Those unable to attend in person can join via live webcast by visiting www.vietnamvoices.org
Members of the news media and individuals interested in attending are kindly requested to RSVP via email at: [email protected]
During the Vietnam War, South Korean troops raped and sexually assaulted thousands of Vietnamese women across the country. Many of these women bore children as a result of their assault. These women and their children, the Con Lai Dai Han, have faced many challenges in the decades that followed. The South Korean government has never formally acknowledged what happened to these women. One of the women, Nguyen Thi Bach Tuyet of central Vietnam, also lends her story to a petition on Change.org.
Co-chaired by Former Congressman Anh (Joseph) Cao of Louisiana, the first Vietnamese-American member of Congress, and Cyndi Nguyen, Executive Director of VIET New Orleans, Voices of Vietnam provides a platform for those that have spent years in silence.
For more information, please visit www.VietnamVoices.org
SOURCE Voices of Vietnam