Report: Pilgrimage to Hiroshima 2016

– From Hiroshima to Fukushima and to the World –

In August, with the glare of the strong sunlight just like August 1945, the day 71 years ago, Pilgrimage to Hiroshima was held with around 70 participants,many of whom were junior and high school students from all over Japan, and with guests from the National Council of YWCAs of China and the YWCA of Korea.

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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.