YWCA of Japan Written Statement submitted to the 65th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
YWCA of Japan submiteed a written statement to the 65th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65) taking place from 15 to 26 March 2021.
It is the YWCA of Japan’s first ever statement submitted to the United Nations since it was granted special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council in 2019.
The Priority Theme of CSW65 is “Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls”. This statement provides the following three critical points and calls on the United Nations and governments to take action.
– Young women, particularly marginalized young women to participate in decision-making spaces.
– Women, particularly young women to participate and their voices to be reflected in decision-makings as women are disproportionately affected by including but not limited to COVID-19, military bases and nuclear power plant.
– To address the pervasive unconscious bias behind the lower rate of women in decision-making spaces.
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