Report: “Pilgrimage to Hiroshima 2012”

The “Pilgrimage to Hiroshima 2012″ was held in Hiroshima from
7th to 9th August 2012. This year’s program was held under the theme ”Global
Hibakusha”, or those affected by radiation throughout the world, with
54 participants from various age groups, including guests from India YWCA
and China YWCA. The participants visited sites that remind of the atomic
bomb dropped in Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945, and listened to testimonies
by survivors of the bombing. They shared thoughts and impressions of the
trip with each other, and discussed ways for a peaceful future.



YWCA(Young Women’s Christian Association)is an international NGO where, upon a Christian foundation, women from around the world exceed the barriers of language and cultures and work together to encourage women’s participation in society and to realize a peaceful world where human rights, health and environment is protected. The movement began in Great Britain in 1855, and nowadays, it works in more than 100 countries throughout the world. The YWCA of Japan works with 24 local YWCAs and 37 junior and senior high-school YWCAs, and holds ESOSOC consultative status since 2019.