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Japan’s Upper House Election Results: A Win for Diversity?
August 06, 2019
Japan’s Upper House Election Results: A Win for Diversity?
Despite a record number of female and handicapped candidates winning seats, hurdles remain.
Japan’s Upper House Election Results: A Win for Diversity?
Japanese Women Campaign Against Mandatory High Heels
June 24, 2019
Japanese Women Campaign Against Mandatory High Heels
A controversy surrounding women being forced to wear high heels at work has exploded into a new #KuToo protest movement.
Japanese Women Campaign Against Mandatory High Heels
Protesters in Japan Rally After Accused Rapist Found Innocent by Criminal Court
April 25, 2019
Protesters in Japan Rally After Accused Rapist Found Innocent by Criminal Court
Protesters blame Japan’s penal code after a court acquits a father of raping his daughter based on the victim’s lack of physical resistance.
Protesters in Japan Rally After Accused Rapist Found Innocent by Criminal Court
Japan’s Domestic Violence Cases Reach All-Time High
April 15, 2019
Japan’s Domestic Violence Cases Reach All-Time High
After years of community pressure to raise awareness, abuse victims are speaking out in record numbers.
Japan’s Domestic Violence Cases Reach All-Time High
6 Trillion Reasons for Asia to Act on Gender Equality
March 18, 2019
6 Trillion Reasons for Asia to Act on Gender Equality
The OCED estimates that 7.5 percent of global GDP is lost due to gender-based discrimination.
6 Trillion Reasons for Asia to Act on Gender Equality
Japan’s Forced Sterilization Victims Hit Back With a Wave of Lawsuits
May 25, 2018
Japan’s Forced Sterilization Victims Hit Back With a Wave of Lawsuits
The dark postwar population policy, modeled after Nazi Germany’s eugenics, resulted in systemic human rights abuses.
Japan’s Forced Sterilization Victims Hit Back With a Wave of Lawsuits
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