Women working in mine action all over the worldFifteen years have elapsed since “the Mine Ban Treaty” (the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction) came into effect in 1999. AAR Japan, a member organization of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), contributed to the formulation of the treaty; it held a photo exhibition between December 17th and 19th, 2014 at the Kensei Kinenkan in Tokyo, showing the current situation of mine action in countries like Afghanistan and Sudan, which are contaminated with landmines, as well as efforts to deal with mine issues by Japan and other international communities.
|One of the photo panels provided by AAR: Afghan girls watching a movie about mine/UXO (unexploded ordnances) issues and support for mine victims (Kabul, Afghanistan, March 2013)|
|The exhibition was held for only a three-day session, but as many as 200 people visited. (December 18th, 2014)|
|Many elementary school students also visited the exhibition. (December 19th, 2014)|
Previous and current mine issues
|Mr. Kenji KOSAKA making a speech as a representative of the Diet Members' League for a Total Ban on Anti-Personnel Landmines (December 18th, 2014)|
|Several staff members of Salesforce.com Co., Ltd who have helped us arrange the exhibition hall (December 17th, 2014)|