Closing the gender gap by 2030: Lessons from Japan and the UK

When:
June 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
2018-06-27T18:30:00+01:00
2018-06-27T18:45:00+01:00
Where:
Thai Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics, London, WC2A 3LJ
Cost:
Free
Closing the gender gap by 2030: Lessons from Japan and the UK

Closing the gender gap by 2030: Lessons from Japan and the UK

Admission free, Booking essential

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 the gender gap in each country, what policies and programmes have been implemented, what challenges still exist and future recommendations.  A policy analyst from the OECD will then present a wider perspective of the gender gap situation in OECD countries and their tendencies.

The event is organised in cooperation with the Department of Law, LSE and will take place at the Thai Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics.

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