Army garrison here and half a dozen seedy nightclubs. Near the front gate, glossy illustrations posted in real estate offices show the dream homes that may one day replace their one-room shacks. Plagued by disease, poverty and stigma, the women have little to no support from the public koreaan the government. Many people in South Korea don't even know about the camptown women.
In the decades following the devastation of the Korean War, South Korea was a poor dictatorship deeply dependent on the U. Analysts say the South Korean government saw the women as necessary for the thousands nsw U. Some of the women went to the camps voluntarily; others were brought by pimps.
That year, some 20, registered prostitutes worked in nearly camptowns, and many more were unregistered. Pockets of former camptown women exist throughout South Korea. Activists say most of the women are in danger of losing their homes.