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Report: Parallel event at CSW61 “Young Women’s Leadership for Peace- Learning from `Pilgrimage to Hiroshima`”

On March 15, Wednesday, during the CSW61 in New York, three young women from the YWCA of Japan held a parallel event “Young Women’s Leadership for Peace- Learning from `Pilgrimage to Hiroshima`”. They shared the experience and learnings from the “Pilgrimage to Hiroshima”, a peace-education program regarding the Atomic Bomb dropped in the city in 1945. They provided virtual experience of the “Pilgrimage to Hiroshima” , including visit to memorial sites through visual materials, introduction of testimonies of the survivors, and sharing of experiences as young women’s leaders who organized the program. During the event, the participants exchanged opinions on various topics such as Hiroshima, war, education, interaction at grass-root level, compensation/ apology for wartime crimes and atrocities etc. in constructive way. At the end of the discussion, they wrote out their idea on how to create, promote and sustain peace.

Read a report listing shared in the discussion

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YWCA(ワイ・ダブリュ・シー・エー/Young Women's Christian Association)は、キリスト教を基盤に、世界中の女性が言語や文化の壁を越えて力を合わせ、女性の社会参画を進め、人権や健康や環境が守られる平和な世界を実現する国際NGOです。
1855年英国で始まり、今では日本を含む100以上の国・地域で活動しています。

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