International Organization Hosts Event In U.S. On Eve Of Trump Visit To Vietnam
New Orleans, La. ( Nov. 6, 2017) — The international group Justice for Lai Dai Han is hosting a U.S.-based event – on the eve of President Trump’s visit to Vietnam to speak at the APEC Summit – to raise awareness of the untold stories of Vietnamese women who suffered sexual violence at the hands of South Korean soldiers during the Vietnam War and of their children.
The children born are known as “Lai Dai Han,” which means “of mixed blood.” The women have largely been ignored and their children marginalized. Now, these women, who are aging, would like for their suffering to be acknowledged and to receive an apology from those responsible.
Tuesday’s event will raise awareness about and share the stories of the Lai Dai Han and their mothers. It will be held at Three Happiness Restaurant, 1900 Lafayette Street, Gretna, LA 70053 on November 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Vietnamese American Community in Louisiana is a presenting partner of the event, and members of the New Orleans Vietnamese community will be in attendance. They will be joined byLai Dai Han the founder of Justice for Lai Dai Han and son of a woman who was sexually assaulted during the war, and other guests from Vietnam via Skype.
New Orleans, home to a large and active Vietnamese community following the Vietnam War, was chosen as the location for Justice for Lai Dai Han’s U.S. event. The stories of these women and their children show how suffering caused by sexual violence during a conflict often carries on through the children born as a result and the pain that is caused when an issue lacks recognition and acknowledgement. This event appeals to anyone with an interest in the prevention of sexual violence in conflict and/or an interest in the wonderful country of Vietnam.
For more information about Justice for Lai Dai Han, please visit www.laidaihanjustice.org.