Did you know that for every two men who develop cancer through exposure to ionizing radiation, three women will get the disease?
Did you know that nuclear weapons have been tested more than 2200 times?
Did you know that Kazakh land was designated a nuclear test site by Soviet leaders?
The results of the nuclear use and testing are devastating and long lasting, with thousands of lives affected and large areas contaminated. For many, in particular Indigenous Peoples, their way of life has been changed forever. Until this day, no adequate reparations have been made. Affected people and their lands have been victims of great power privilege for too long.
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is a valuable tool to change this. With its unique provisions on victim assistance, environmental remediation and international cooperation, the TPNW seeks nuclear justice. Affected communities need to be recognized as a global concern prompting global response.
In this session you will learn about how nuclear tests impact communities all over the world, where the tests have been conducted and how the TPNW is a tool for nuclear justice.