Rumor of losing the right to pursue lawsuits
While preceding the AWF projects, the rumor was spread; once former comfort woman accepts AWF's atonement projects, she would lose the right to bring the lawsuit, which many former comfort women believed. As AWF strongly denied the rumor, the groups supporting the comfort women's lawsuits requested to make the recognition of Japanese Government a document and to submit it. As such AWF submitted the document
to them fulfilling their requirement, AWF made efforts to correct the former comfort women's misunderstanding by publishing it in the local papers.