A month-long art exhibit about Filipino "comfort women" opened Saturday at a university in Manila.

The exhibit, titled "In the Spaces We Mend, Inheriting the Unfinished Narrative of the Filipino Comfort Women," is being hosted by Celline Mercado, a final-year fine arts major at the prestigious Ateneo de Manila University.

Mercado, 21, said that in putting on the mixed-media display in a library at the university, she hopes the experiences and struggles of Filipino women who claim to have been sexually abused by Japanese soldiers in the 1940s will remain alive, especially with the younger generation.