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How Japan Scored on Our Report Card

She Leads in Crisis Report Card

The following information was submitted by CARE offices in the countries reviewed in the report to provide additional context and detail.

How Japan Scored on Our Report Card

A chart showing how Japan scores along 3 indicators of investing in women's equality in humanitarian settings.

What Japan Is Doing to Support Women and Girls in Crisis

Japan’s ODA Charter states that “in the context of gender equality and the gender role of women in development,” Japan will be “more proactive in ensuring that women share equitably in the fruits of development.” In particular, the Japanese government formulated the Development Strategy for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment to promote the following principles:

  • Position women’s participation in decision-making processes and their empowerment as priorities to be considered in all fields, levels and phases of development cooperation, thereby accelerating gender mainstreaming in development.
  • Endeavor not only for the protection and capacity building of those that are more vulnerable in conflicts or natural disasters such as women, young people and children, but also to increase awareness about gender equality among men in general and decision makers in local communities as well as among influential people.
  • Expand women’s options in their lives and contribute to promoting women’s social participation and creating “a society where all women shine” by improving their environments and establishing such institutions.
  • Based on the awareness of power of women as the greatest potential for growth, Japan will recognize women’s disproportionate burden of unpaid care, such as housework, child rearing, nursing care and local activities, which has hindered women’s social participation, and build a mechanism for reducing and redistributing such labor and burden.