$2,135 of $20k goal

Raised by 20 people in 23 days
Sumiyo Egawa  St Ives, NSW
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AJCN(Australia-Japan Community Network) は、2014年4月からオーストラリアのコミュニティーの平和と安寧を願うとともに、日系子女を差別やいじめから守るため、反日グループが推進する慰安婦像設置に反対する活動を展開してきました。この運動は2015年8月11日、ストラスフィールド市議会の市議全員一致による設置提案の否決に結実しました。この決定により豪州における公共の場所への慰安婦像設置は事実上不可能になりました。その後再び起こった、北朝鮮につながる韓国の政治団体が主導する第2次慰安婦像設置運動への対応を続けてきましたが、一つの像がAshfieldのUniting Churchの敷地内(一般市民が自由にアクセスできる私有地)に仮置きされる事態となりました。そこでAJCNは昨年12月14日に人種差別法を根拠に、この教会の全国組織とローカル教会の責任者をオーストラリア人権委員会に提訴いたしました。事態を重く見た日本政府は、日本政府としての懸念と慰安婦問題に対する政府見解を伝える正式文書をAJCN経由で人権委員会に提出しました。アメリカだけではなく、すでにシドニーエリアでも脅迫や日系人に対する差別的行動が複数報告されているからです。

AJCNは日系オーストラリア居住者とそのオーストラリア人配偶者を中心としたMoms&Dads Groupです。活動はすべてグループメンバーの手弁当で行っているため、今回の提訴に伴う弁護士費用などを全額負担することができません。オーストラリアのマルチカルチャル・コミュニティーの分断を防ぎ、日系子女の安全、安心な生活を確保するため、是非この募金活動にご協力をお願い致します。


Australia-Japan Community Network (AJCN)


AJCN 事務局長 江川純世

Stop "Comfort Women Statues"and Protect Japanese children and youth in Australia from Racial Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment!

AJCN (Australia-Japan Community Network)
has been acting on behalf of Japanese mothers who are concerned about the safety of their children since April 2014 , when we heard about the proposal of the Comfort Women statue in Strathfield. On August 11, 2015, the Strathfield City Council and local residents unanimously rejected the proposal. This decision effectively made it impossible to erect the statue on public land in Australia. Since then, we had to respond to the second campaign to erect the statue led by a South Korean political group that has close connections with North Korea. Despite our effort this time, however, the statue was unveiled in August last year and currently placed at the Uniting Church in Ashfield.

Although it is placed on private property of the Uniting Church, it is open to the general public. So on December 14 last year, we lodged our official complaint with the Human Rights Commission based on the Racial Discrimination Law against the national organization of the church and the responsible minister of the local church in Ashfield.
There have been cases of Japanese children being bullied and harassed since the erections of such statues in the United States. We also have more and more Japanese people experiencing racial discrimination and harassment in Sydney. The Japanese government took this situation seriously and submitted a letter to the Human Rights Commission via AJCN to express their opinion and concerns regarding this issue.

AJCN is just a group of mothers and fathers who are wishing to protect peace and harmony of our community. Since all of our activities have been carried out by group member's wallets, this time we cannot bear the full cost of attorneys' fees.

To prevent the division of multicultural community in Australia and secure the safe and peaceful life of children and grandchildren, I wish to ask for your support in this fundraising activity .

All the donations will be received and managed by the Secretary of AJCN, Sumiyo Egawa on our behalf, then it will be released and appropriated for AJCN's activities/operations as required.

For the activities of AJCN, please visit the following blog site.
Australia-Japan Community Network (AJCN)

April 2017

Sumiyo Egawa
Secretary-General of AJCN

The Japanese government directly stated the concerns about this issue to the Premiers of NSW twice and requested to take measures.
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