WBEZ brings you fact-based news and information. Sign up for our newsletters to stay up to date on the stories that matter.For Koreans, the term “comfort women” refers to a group of women—some as young as twelve years old—who provided sexual services to the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. According to some accounts, “comfort women” were kidnapped and sent to “comfort stations” where they were repeatedly raped. Ji Hye, associate director of Korean American Women in Need (KAN-WIN), tells us about “Calling for Peace: Confronting the Legacy of Comfort Women,” a symposium aimed at honoring the comfort women and tackling gender-based violence around the world. (Photo: AP Images).