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In the year 2009, you'd think governments would have well and truly faced the atrocities of World War II. Yet up to 200,000 women who were forced into sexual slavery by Japanese soldiers have still not received an adequate apology - let alone compensation - from the Japan Government.

Their chosen symbol of hope is the butterfly. We're going to cover the web in beautiful butterflies in the run up to August 15th - the anniversary of WWII's end - to highlight this hidden tragedy. Each butterfly will represent a message to the Australian PM to pass a motion urging the Japan Government to recognise and compensate survivors. In all this time, Australia is one of the few Allied countries that hasn't stood up and called the Japanese Government to account.

Jan Ruff O'Herne
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Australian Jan Ruff O'Herne was 19 when she was taken from her home in Java to a house used as a brothel by the Japanese military. For the next three months, she was raped repeatedly:

"For us the war never ended and the shame continued. You carry all the shame. You feel dirty, you feel sorry, you feel different and you feel unworthy. They've taken away our dignity."

She was warned that if she ever spoke out about what happened, she would be killed - as would her family. She broke her silence 50 years later, and now bravely speaks out about her experiences because she believes women deserve justice.

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