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Peace and Disarmament

Back to listApr 21, 2005

"Women and the Culture of Peace" Exhibition Opens in Okayama Prefecture

On March 20, the Soka Gakkai's "Women and the Culture of Peace" exhibition opened in an exhibition hall at CONVEX Okayama, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture. Women leaders of all sectors of society attended the opening. Mieko Mizuno, president of the Okayama Prefecture Women's Council, stated that each panel conveyed women's innate power for peace building. Created by the Soka Gakkai Women's Peace Committee and the Young Women's Conference on Peace and Culture in consultation with renowned peace activist Elise Boulding, the exhibition clarifies the concept of a culture of peace, illustrates the need to respect cultural diversity, and pays tribute to women who have devoted their lives to creating lasting peace. Colorful sections display dress and artifacts from many different countries and cultures. SGI women's activities promoting a culture of peace and women's empowerment are also presented. The show runs through March 26. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Entrance is free.