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Victims of sexual violence Yvonne Fletcher tree + Victims of sexual violence statue

Sculpture: Victims of sexual violence
War Memorial

Erection date: 29/7/2019

Inscription

{Plaque in front:}
'Mother & Child' by Rebecca Hawkins
Commemorating all victims of sexual violence in conflict around the world and their childred, including the Lai Dai Han of Vietnam.
Commissioned by Justice for Lai Dai Ham

For more information plese visit: https://www.laidaihanjustice.org/

"Mother and Child" was created by Hawkins and was commissioned by Justice for Lai Dai Han, a group campaigning for an independent UN-led investigation into allegations of widespread sexual violence by South Korean soldiers during the Vietnam War.

The 2 metre bronze sculpture weighs c.700kg, and depicts a mother and her child trapped by the roots of a Strangler Fig tree, a plant native to Vietnam. It was unveiled by Nadia Murad, 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner, in Church House, Westminster in 2019 and was then displayed in St James's Square where we found it in August 2019.  We have the impression that it may not be permanent - please let us know if it is moved.

Site: Yvonne Fletcher tree + Victims of sexual violence statue (2 memorials)

SW1, St James's Square

The tree to Yvonne Fletcher is in the background of our photo, with poppy wreaths around the trunk.

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Victims of sexual violence

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Victims of sexual violence and their children

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Victims of sexual violence

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Justice for Lai Dai Han

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Victims of sexual violence

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