Peace exhibition in Bahrain

March 12, 2013

12 March 2013

ICAN has partnered with several organizations, including Soka Gakkai International, to host an exhibition in Manama, Bahrain, entitled “From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace – Toward a World Free from Nuclear Weapons”. It is hosted under the patronage of HE Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, the nation’s foreign minister.

The exhibition highlights the threat of nuclear weapons through the lens of human security, while placing the work of their abolition at the heart of building a culture of peace. The exhibition has been shown in more than 230 venues in 29 countries and territories. Manama is the first city in the Middle East region to host it.

The opening ceremony took place on 12 March at Bahrain National Museum. The exhibition will be open from 13 to 23 March, at Seef Mall, West Exhibition area.

Exhibition opening with Bahrain’s foreign minister HE Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa

Co-organizers: Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (Derasat), Soka Gakkai International (SGI), International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), United Nations Information Center (UNIC), Inter Press Service (IPS)


  • aiweiwei

    “Let’s act up! Ban nuclear weapons completely and unconditionally.”

    Ai Weiwei Artist and activist

  • sheen

    “If Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr were alive today, they would be part of ICAN.”

    Martin Sheen Actor and activist

  • bankimoon

    “I salute ICAN for working with such commitment and creativity.”

    Ban Ki-moon Former UN chief

  • yokoono

    “We can do it together. With your help, our voice will be made still stronger. Imagine peace.”

    Yoko Ono Artist

  • jodywilliams

    “Governments say a nuclear weapons ban is unlikely. Don’t believe it. They said the same about a mine ban treaty.”

    Jody Williams Nobel laureate

  • desmondtutu

    “With your support, we can take ICAN its full distance – all the way to zero nuclear weapons.”

    Desmond Tutu Nobel laureate

  • herbiehancock

    “Because I cannot tolerate these appalling weapons, I whole-heartedly support ICAN.”

    Herbie Hancock Jazz musician

  • dalailama

    “I can imagine a world without nuclear weapons, and I support ICAN.”

    Dalai Lama Nobel laureate