|This campaign was launched by the Northeast Asian network of GPPAC and is organised by Peace Boat and JALISA.
PEACE BOAT (http://www.peaceboat.org)
Peace Boat is a Japan-based international non-governmental and
non-profit organization that works to promote peace, human rights,
equal and sustainable development and respect for the environment.
Peace Boat seeks to create awareness and action based on effecting
positive social and political change in the world. We pursue this
through the organization of global educational programmes, responsible
travel, cooperative projects and advocacy activities. These activities
are carried out on a partnership basis with other civil society
organizations and communities in Japan, Northeast Asia, and around the
Peace Boat carries out its main activities through a chartered
passenger ship that travels the world on peace voyages. The ship
creates a neutral, mobile space and enables people to engage across
borders in dialogue and mutual cooperation at sea, and in the ports
that we visit.
The Japan Lawyers International Solidarity Association (JALISA) was founded in
Recognizing the perilous situations in the world today, i.e. the
continued presence of nuclear weapons and military blocks in spite
of the end of the cold war, and the pursuance of profits by giant
capitals etc., threatening the people's existence worthy of human
dignity on a global scale, and being caused by the policy of the
governments concerned, the Association deems it its grave mission
to eradicate such threats and in justice.
As a member of IADL (The International Association of Democratic Lawyers), the
Association engages in international solidarity activities in cooperation with
other democratic lawyer organizations, taking a role as an interface to link various
domestic activities for peace, democracy and human rights on an international
level. Furthermore, as lawyers of Japan, the only A-bombed country in the world,
JALISA also pursues efforts for the elimination of nuclear weapons.
campaign was launched in 2005 through the activities of the Global Partnership
for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), an international network of NGOs
working in the field of conflict prevention.
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Peace Boat (Meri Joyce, Rachel Armstrong)