We urge the immediate withdrawal of Russian troops and solution through dialogue -YWCA of
Japan statement on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine-

(28th February,2022)

The YWCA of Japan strongly protests Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the threat of using
nuclear weapons by Vladimir Putin, President of Russia.
During the Asia-Pacific War, the YWCA of Japan regrettably followed the path to the war of
aggression, without being able to defy the trend of “creating peace by intimidating neighboring
countries” that dominated the Japanese society at the time.

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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.