Closing Gender Gap by 2030: lessons from Japan and UK

Hosted by the Department of Law

Thai Theatre, New Academic Building, United Kingdom


Rosy Cave

Head of the Gender Equality Unit, FCO

Asako Osaki

Visiting Professor at Kwansei Gakuin University, School of Policy Studies

Elena Gentili

Gender Equality Delivery Unit, Governance Reviews and Partnerships Division, OECD


Dr Louise Arimatsu

Visiting Senior Research Fellow with the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at the LSE

Despite the Japanese government’s commitment to creating a "society where all women shine", progress in achieving this is still limited. In 2017, Japan dropped to 114th place on the Global Gender Gap Index produced by the World Economic Forum, evidencing the magnitude of the problem in this country. Whilst the UK was ranked 15th, there are still several areas in which the country still performs poorly, such as the gender pay gap. In this seminar, gender advisors to governments in both Japan and the UK will discuss the current status of gender gap in each country, what policies and programmes have been implemented, what challenges still exist and future recommendations.



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