1000 PEACE women: a touring exhibition
1000 women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005 project was initiated in
Switzerland in 2003 with 1000 women from over 150 countries being nominated.
Along with J.E.E.'s nominee,
- Ms. Katsuko Nomura (an environmental activist in the consumers
movement), the following six women were also nominated from Japan:
- Ms. Kumiko Yokoi, peace song writer and singer.
- Ms. Siin-Do Song , a self-termed “comfort woman" of
the Japanese military during World War ll who has filed a lawsuit
asking for an official apology and compensation from the Japanese
- Ms. Yukika Souma, who founded the Association for Aid and Relief,
the country's first non-government aid-relief organization; also
leads the movement against landmines.
- Ms. Yuki Ando, a picture book writer who introduced CAP (Child
Abuse Prevention) programs in Japan; and established PEACE, a violence
prevention training center for children.
- Ms Suzuyo Takazato, the long-time women's activist who leads Okinawa
Women against Military Violence.
It is disappointing to learn that this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner
was not selected from our 1000 PeaceWomen but went instead to the Director
General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mohamed el
In November 2005, a special book entitled, 1000 Peacewomen Across the
Globe, was published along with a touring exhibition of a card set
introducing all 1000 women as well as her important activities. Exhibitions
have already taken place in Switzerland and New York.
It was suggested by J.E.E. members Andreas Knobel and his wife, who
live in Switzerland, that to learn more about the activities of these
important women and to inspire us all to progress on our own projects
in the future, we should also plan to hold the exhibition here in Japan.
We are currently working with them to do just that. A Japanese version
of the same book will be published by the Asian Women's Center in Tokyo.
Some J.E.E. members will also be cooperating with this translation
The Kyoto exhibition will be held sometime around the end of January
2007. To make this exhibition a true success, we are currently enlisting
people who can help with advertising and various other preparations
for the exhibition space. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated if
you have an interest in this exciting project.
For more details, contact Ms. Kyoko Hosoki at: 075-417-3417 email@example.com
Go to the 1000 Women for Nobel Peace Prize site at http://www.1000peacewomen.org/