Taiwanese women forced to become sex slaves by the Japanese during World War II are campaigning for Japan to take legal responsibility for the crime.
The women say they suffered continued discrimination
They are hoping to collect a million signatures for a petition they, and other victims across Asia, intend to present to the UN in April.
Last month, the Japanese High Court rejected a claim for compensation by nine of the so-called "comfort women".
One of the women described the ruling as "a slap in the face".
Even though Japan's wartime enslavement of women happened more than half a century ago, the pain is still very real.
The nine women who took their case to court claimed they were the victims of sexual abuse by the Japanese army.
They said they had continued to suffer discrimination after the war, with relatives telling them they had brought shame on the family.
They sought an official apology from the Japanese.
The high court in Tokyo rejected their demand on the basis that the claims were filed many years after the abuse occurred.
Now the women are working with other victims - in Korea, the Philippines, China, Indonesia and the Netherlands - to bring the issue to the attention of the UN.
They also want the Taiwanese government to make sure their plight is included in school textbooks, and build a memorial at a site believed to have housed a military brothel 60 years ago.