Advocacy / Campaign



on Nov 01, 2012

November 25 to December 10

From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women!



The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence
is an international campaign to call for the end to gender-based violence. During the 16 days between November 25- International Day Against Violence Against Women- and December 10- International Human Rights Day, groups and individuals around the world organize various events and actions.
Know more about the 16 days campaign

Theme for 2012 Campaign: From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women!

As an ideology that creates a culture of fear, militarism supports the use of violence, aggression, and military interventions for settling disputes and enforcing economic and political interests.
The impacts of militarism run deep, with material, institutional, cultural, and psychological impacts on all of our communities. It privileges violent forms of masculinity, and presumes that violence is an effective way to solve problems. Militarism often has grave consequences for the safety and security of our society as a whole, including women, children, and men. From sexual violence in conflict to the proliferation of toy guns for children, militarism influences how we view women and men, our families, neighbors, public life, and specific countries.More details about the 2012 theme

Calender of Events in Japan

Awarding Ceremony of the 2012 Yayori Award and Yayori Journalist Award
Alma Bulawan, who is the President of Buklod Center, Olongapo, Philippines, as a drop-in center for women in prostitution and their mixed-race children fathered by US servicemen, would receive the Yayori Award 2012, as well as the two award winners of the Yayori Journalist Award, JAHANA Naomi, a journalist for the Okinawa Times newspaper, and Our Planet-TV (Director: SHIRAISHI Hajime), alternative non-profit and non-commercial media station, will give speech.

[Date/Time]December 1, 2012(Sat) 1:30pm
[Venue]Waseda Hoshien, 5 min. walk from Wased Sta., Tokyo
[Participation Fee]Free
[Organizer]Women’s Fund for Peace and Human Rights
For details of events and the profiles of the awardees, visit the WFPHR site.

Fashion Resistance to Militarism2012
Asia-Japan Women’s Resource Center Yourth-Group is striving to raise awareness about the issues of violence against women. This fashion show reflects the continuing gender bias of violence to women from the past to the present, and explores how women’s rights can be protected by society.

[Date/Time]December 8, 2012(Sat) 5:30pm
[Venue] Event Space RIPPLE
[Participation Fee]700yen for a ticket. Contact AJWRC office about tickets.
[Organizer]AJWRC Youth Group

For the details of the above events, contact AJWRC (