Location: Toronto's Korean Community Centre
Artist: Steven Whyte
Birthed from the original ‘The Statue of Peace’, Comfort Women is one of the most controversial projects / statues in history. The statue represents over 200,000 girls, teenage girls and women who were forced into Japan’s military-run brothels during World War II. Not only was this statue presented to recognise the past, but to bring light to human trafficking. With many protestors around the world, some even evolving into ending sister city relationships, the momentum for placing Comfort Women statues around the globe is still going with no signs of stopping. You can find her statue by artist Steven Whyte outside the Korean Centre's entrance.