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Using art to change the world

Posted on August 24, 2010, by drini, under Gender Masala.

By Naoko Sakokawa,
Photographer and author

cardboardbox-artAs a child I lived on a beautiful island called Tanegashima, or flower seed island, which is located close to the south most part of the Kyushu island. I was brought up there with lots of other relatives and led a serene and happy childhood even though my parents worked hard as farmers and we were economically not as rich as people in the big cities in Japan. (more…)


A female”hibakusha” speaks out

Posted on August 9, 2010, by drini, under Gender Masala, gender.

peaceparade. New York

peace parade. New York. May 2010

by Toshiko Hamamako

Thank you for asking me to write about myself. I am happy to share my experiences.
Actually, it is only recently that I have begun to talk about my life as an atomic bomb survivor from Nagasaki.  I am now 66 years old but I got the courage to talk to others only about two years ago. Till then I have kept the fact that I am an atomic bomb survivor just within my family. (more…)


Japanese women are tackling gender discrimination

Posted on July 26, 2010, by drini, under gender.

Junko FukazawaGender expert and representative of Human Service Centre, a non profit organization.

By Junko Fukazawa

As a women`s rights activist the fight for equal rights for women alongside men in Japan has been a rocky road. But today I must say, we have come a long way towards achieving our goal. Let me explain by telling the readers about progress made on eradicating domestic violence. (more…)


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