Accountability Overcomes Impunity

Impunity for crimes against women is being challenged by world-wide women’s movements mobilizing to replace impunity with accountability, as is evidenced by a recent court decision in Kenya. This article explores the problematic of impunity and the role of peace education in pursuing accountability through citizen action.

Sharing Hiroshima’s legacy in the age of COVID-19

Hiroshima marks the 75th anniversary of the first atomic bombing on August 6. While the coronavirus has slowed peace tourism to this “City of Peace,” Hiroshima peace educators are finding creative ways to bring their message of nuclear disarmament online.

Children learn about A-bomb on streetcar

Hiroshima Institute for Peace Education arranged for about 90 people to travel around the city with Park Namju, an 86-year-old atomic bomb survivor, who was on one of two streetcars that survived the blast and are still in service.

Young people finding ways to keep hibakusha memories alive (Japan)

As the only country that has ever suffered nuclear attacks in war, Japan has a responsibility to ensure that memories of what Hiroshima and Nagasaki went through will be passed on to future generations as part of its efforts to promote the movement toward a world without nuclear weapons. The challenge facing Japan is how to accomplish this mission in the face of a growing indifference and a lack of understanding among the public as well as the withering effects of pressure against their efforts.

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