Gender and Gender equality and social change in Japan
Despite more than 10 years of “discussion” on the importance of diversity and gender equality, progress in Japan remains slow. In 2022, Japan ranked 116th out of 146 countries in the WEF Global Gender Gap Report. In this intro workshop, we will overview social and structural reasons for inequality, specific issues which impact differently gendered persons, points of debate, the obstacles to change, and what we can each do to make a difference. Besides some basic lecture / presentation on key issues, this workshop will include group discussion so that everyone has the opportunity to share ideas on how to overcome obstacles.
Sarajean is a Tokyo-based consultant providing project event and training program coordination, facilitation and advisory services for nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, international organizations and corporations to better tackle social needs.
She coordinates and develops projects and training programs aimed at developing skills, knowledge and effective partnerships between organizations and across borders. She works with organization leaders to organize impact-oriented programs based on community needs and participants’ interests. She collaborates with a wide variety of nonprofits, international organizations, foundations, corporations and universities in Japan and overseas, helping them identify needs and project possibilities to develop strategies designed to meet their goals.