YWCA of Japan Calls Ending Military Violence Against Women and against all Populations

It was during the YWCA Week Without Violence when a young woman was attacked
by 2 young American military soldiers placed in the U.S. military base
in Okinawa, Japan. Crimes in Japan caused by the U.S. military and soldiers
count nearly 2,000 annually and the recent violence against woman in Okinawa
is the tip of an iceberg.

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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.