We, the Generation of Change

Last August, Soka Gokkai International (SGI), a long-time campaigner for peace and against nuclear weapons, graciously convened a summit of youth activists from around the world on nuclear abolition in Hiroshima, Japan on the year of the commemoration of 70 years since the first use of the atomic bomb. One of the participants forwarded through IPPNW channels from Africa was the Vice-Chair of Association of Physicians and Medical Workers for Social Responsibility – the IPPNW affiliate in Kenya. 30 participants from more than 15 countries gathered for a grueling but extremely fulfilling and fruitful days of conversations around disarmament, gender Continue Reading →

K-Project for Peace: An Experience

Day one, 30th June: We all gather at Uhuru Hostel, Tuesday morning for the Pre-climb briefing. We are introduced to Maggie from African Zoom Adventures and the head guide and they go through the requirements and everybody has to confirm that they have all the gear so that what they don’t have can be leased before leaving Moshi for the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. A few people take pictures during the briefing. I sit quietly because it is beginning to dawn on me what we are about to embark on. The grandiosity of the task entrusted with the group of Continue Reading →

K-Project For Peace

It all started as an appeal by 25 year old Racheal, a student and environmental/peace activist from Tanzania, when she saw the devastating effects of uranium mining to the environment, health, and rights of indigenous people in other African countries like Niger and Mali. She did not want to see this happen to her country Tanzania, a potential future uranium mining country. Find out more about this ‘first of its kind’ international campaign led by young African activists who will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro later this year… To find out more….

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