Special Report
Peace Boat Hibakusha Project - 83rd Voyage, Mar 13, 2014
Since 2008, Peace Boat has invited Hibakusha (atomic bomb survivors) of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to participate in the "Global Voyage for a Nuclear-Free World: Peace Boat Hibakusha Project." As of 2014, over 150 Hibakusha have travelled around the world giving personal testimonies about the effects of the atomic bombs and calling for nuclear abolition.

The 83rd Global Voyage, sailing around the world between March 13 - June 24, 2014, will be hosting the 7th version of this project, with a delegation of 8 Hibakusha joining for the entire voyage. Peace Boat's Hibakusha Project gives the chance for Hibakusha to share their testimony around the world, onboard and in ports including with schools, governments and the media. The messages from Hiroshima and Nagasaki have the potential to deeply move people around the world who are affected by war, violence, poverty and environmental issues, and increase awareness on the urgency of nuclear abolition. As the average age of the Hibakusha is now close to 78 years old, the time remaining for them to directly send out their urgent message is very limited.

Participants onboard the 83rd Voyage will have the chance to be an active part of this important project, sharing time with this group of HIbakusha, as well as with special guests and activists working for nuclear disarmament and peace education, who are invited for specific segments of the voyage.

*** Read a full overview of the project onboard the 83rd Voyage here.
*** See here for the profiles of the Hibakusha and accompanying youth.
*** To learn more about this project download the Peace Boat Hibakusha project brochure here in English and Spanish.