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Women Enacting Human Security in the Midst of War: A CSW Parallel Event in Honor of Dr. Betty Reardon

As wars escalate across the world, poverty increases and climate deteriorates. In this environment, militarization and corporate greed destroy the world. This virtual discussion will bring women activists and scholars from several countries to voice the invaluable often unpaid work to achieve human security under patriarchal situations. For this March 18 virtual session, we spotlight the work of grassroots women who have formulated the global Women, Peace and Security agenda to highlight their ongoing peace work to support those on the ground.

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How Should We Remember the Invention of the Atomic Bomb?

Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” reintroduced the bomb to the world, but he didn’t show us what it did to the bombed. Telling that part of the story may be the only thing that can save us from the same cruel fate. Ms. Kyoka Mochida, and her teacher, Ms. Fukumoto, from Motomachi High School in Hiroshima, tell the story of the art project addressing this gap: “Picture of the Atomic Bomb.”

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‘Humanity is not foolish’: 92-yr-old Hiroshima A-bomb survivor fights for nuclear abolition using peace education

Since 1963, Hiromu Morishita has conducted an annual survey of high school students’ attitudes toward the atomic bombing and with fellow teachers created a supplementary reader for peace education that has been regularly updated.

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Award-winning singer-song writer and Japan’s first ever advocate artist launches peace education project

In collaboration with the Japan Committee for UNICEF, Japan’s award-winning singer-songwriter, Ai, and the Lasting Peace Project, are set to launch the “Lasting Peace for Every Child” peace education project to coincide with the G7 Summit in Hiroshima, Japan. A special live performance will take place May 21.

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Luck is not a strategy…

Kate Hudson, General Secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament argues that we cannot rely on luck to protect us from the risk of nuclear war. As we mark the 77th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we must remember what nuclear use means, and try and understand what nuclear war would look like today.

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