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Thematic Workshop on Gender: Economic and Social Rights

Tuesday 31 January - Wednesday 1 February


In both the European Union (EU) and Japan there are crucial challenges to ensure that post-COVID economic recovery will be gender equitable and socially inclusive, both in terms of equal share of care work by women and men and of implementing voluntary and binding human rights frameworks in business activities. 


In this context, the EU and the Government of Japan have placed gender equality and the social and economic empowerment of women and youth as key policy priorities in their policy agenda. 

The purpose of this workshop is to contribute to a constructive discussion and exchange of data, knowledge and good practices among key decision-makers from the EU and Japan. The results of the workshop are expected to enrich policy discussions between stakeholders in the EU and Japan and stimulate debate in a variety of global forums, such as the upcoming G7 Summit to be held in Hiroshima in May 2023.


With that objective, key figures from governments, political parties, research institutions, business and civil society organisations who are leading debates and promoting the economic and social rights of women will be invited as speakers to provide insights on the topic and share good practices and constructive discussions.

Event outline

  • Dates and times: 31 January & 1 February,  16:30-19:00 JST (Japan) /8:30-11:00 CET (Europe)

  • Venue: Zoom platform

  • Format: Fully online 

  • Language: English / Japanese (simultaneous interpretation)

  • Organised by: The EU Delegation to Japan

  • Admission:  Free

  • More information:

  • Agenda: 

    • Day 1 - Care Work and Social Rights

    • Day 2 - Promoting Human Rights and Gender Equality in business activities, including Responsible Business Conduct (RBC) and due diligence.​​​​​ 

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