On March 13th, Human Rights Now, Physicians for Social Responsibility, & Peace Boat US presented “Experts call for immediate action to protect the right to health of women, children and others affected by the nuclear accident in Fukushima.” at the UN Church Center, NYC
"6 Voices from Fukushima Women & Children"
Emilie McGlone, Director of Peace Boat US
"What became clear in the Diet Fukushima Investigation Committee"
Hisako SAKIYAMA, M.D.
Member of Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Commission Risk Assessment of Low Dose Radiation in Japan
Since the March 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima, individuals and communities in Japan continue to be exposed to dangerous levels of radioactivity. There are serious concerns about consequent health effects for pregnant women, mothers, children and others in contaminated areas. Residents have a right to live in a safe and healthy environment, however, sufficient protective measures and support are not being provided. The right to access medical treatment and the medical data about one’s own body are being seriously denied.
A human rights expert from Japan, a medical doctor from Japan, and a medical doctor from the U.S. will speak about how the lives and health of local women, children and others in the Fukushima area are being affected after the disaster and what should be done to provide immediate relief. The actions called for in the December 15, 2012 Human Rights Now “Civil Society Statement” to immediately implement the recent recommendations by the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health will be highlighted.
Watch the entire event on vimeo at https://vimeo.com/70029797.