JAI Manager ends a 12-day Visit to Japan and Korea

Category: Participation in International Events Created: 27 March 2017

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Nidal Jap Kor March2017 2Based on an invitation from the National Council of the YMCAs in Korea and the "East Asia Forum on Pilgrimage on Spirituality for Life Together", the JAI Manager paid a visit to Japan and Korea for 12 days, from the 15th to the 26th of March 2017, to share the Palestinian advocacy strategies with the host organizations who are planning to adopt a Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions (BDS) Campaign against companies that are complicit in people's suffering.

During the visit, the Manager gave 6 presentations on Life Under Occupation and on the JAI advocacy strategy including BDS for different group of audiences and also participated in 4 workshops run by the Japanese and Korean Citizens' Peace Solidarity against Nuclear Power Plants. Meetings were also held with the Korean YMCA in Japan, the YWCA of Korea and the YMCA of Korea and the National Council of Churches in Korea. The JAI manager also visited victims of Hiroshima nuclear bombing and Fukushima disaster in addition to the memorial of the victims of dictatorship in Japan and Korea and participated in a Candle Light gathering calling for peace and democracy in Korea.

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