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Peace and Disarmament

Back to listMar 8, 2012

Women Walk for Peace in Wellington, New Zealand

SGI-NZ women members participating in the Women Walk for PeaceSGI-NZ women members participating in the Women Walk for Peace

On March 8, SGI-New Zealand Aotearoa (SGI-NZ) women from Wellington commemorated International Women's Day by taking part in the 2012 Wellington Women Walk for Peace. Women from all walks of life, religions and cultures joined the walk to protest against war and violence against women and children, and for the empowerment of women around the world.

The walk is an annual event that aims to build an awareness of the interconnectedness and interdependence of women, and their work for peace. SGI-NZ was one of the supporters of this event.

[Adapted from a report from the SGI-New Zealand Aotearoa (SGI-NZ) website; photo courtesy SGI-NZ]