SF schools to teach about sex trafficking as part of curriculum

Sandra Lee Fewer, of the San Francisco Unified School District, with Yong Soo Lee in San Francisco on Monday, March 13, 2016. (KGO-TV)

Next year, San Francisco students will have something new to learn about: sex trafficking.

The curriculum will touch on so-called ''comfort women".

They are Korean girls and women who were taken by the Japanese during World War II and forced to have sex with soldiers.
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Yong Soo Lee is one of those women. She was in san Francisco on Monday to give the curriculum her blessing.

"We are consulting with experts so that we make sure that their curriculum that we present is accurate and correct and also sensitive to the victims," said Sandra Lee Fewer, with the San Francisco Unified School District.

Korea is deleting the term "comfort women" from its textbooks, but Lee wants it used in San Francisco.

The subject will be taught next fall as part of the health curriculum and will include information on current sex trafficking happening around the globe.

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