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2. Public Advocacy

3. Policy Advocacy

Facilitating Policy Dialogue among Key Stakeholders

GAP Gender Forum (2021〜)


  • Gender pay gap

  • Corporate information disclosure and reporting

  • Gender and human rights due diligence

  • Case study: Multi-stakeholder approach for addressing gender gap in Toyooka City

Achievements to date:

  • The theme of the 6th WAW! to be: ”Mainstreaming Gender into the New Form of Capitalism,” as announced by Prime Minister Kishida at UN (September 2022)

  • Integration of “gender” dimensions in the Human Rights Due Diligence Guideline (September 2022)

  • Legislation requiring companies (with more than 301 employees) to disclose information on gender pay gap passed (July 2022)

  • Integration of Toyooka’s program for building women’s capacities in digital marketing introduced as a model in the National Action Plan for Digital Empowerment for Women  (April, 2022)                      



  • Gender Equality Bureau, Cabinet Office

  • Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

  • Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Preparation Team for the national  Children and Family Agency (to be established in April 2023)

Private Sector

  • Institutional investors and Asset managers

  • Business associations

  • Women entrepreneurs and executives

  • Lawyers 


Civil Society

  • Japanese Trade Union Confederation

  • Academics

  • NGOs

International Organizations (as observers)

  • UN Women

  • ILO

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