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Inspiring Equal and Inclusive Participation of Women in Political Decision-Making
Crossed Perspectives from Europe and Japan

International Women’s Day 2024

5 March 2024

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On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the EU Delegation to Japan is organised a seminar to further enhance the EU and Japan’s collaboration in taking a leadership in realization of gender equality and women’s empowerment. The event looked at women’s political participation at both national and local levels and allowed for European and Japanese stakeholders to discuss shared challenges, share experiences, and best practices, and identify potential avenues of cooperation.

Gender equality and women empowerment is a key priority for the EU, which the EU Delegation to Japan has been actively promoting locally, including in the context ofJapan’s G7 presidency in 2023.


As part of the discussions and activities conducted during the last months, women’s representation in political decision making has emerged as an indispensable step to further implement gender equality, and a key challenge in Japan, and to some extent in Europe. 

Event information

  • Date: Tuesday,  5th March 2024

  • Venue: Conference Hall in the 1st Members’ Office Building of the House of Representatives

  • Language: English / Japanese (simultaneous interpretation)

  • Supported by:

    • Gender Equality Bureau of the Cabinet Office, Japan 

    • Cross-Party Parliamentary League to Promote Women's Political Participation and Advancement 

    • Association to Promote Gender Quotas (Association Q)

    • Japanese Civil Society Network on SDGs (SDGs Japan)

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