Women's Issues

 

April 6, 2017

Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI)

In 2012, United Kingdom launched Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) to raise awareness and put an end to the violation of women’s human rights in conflicts. Recognizing the necessity to end impunity for sexual violence in conflict and to boost the efforts of international community, “Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict (PDF) Open a New Window” was adopted at the G8 Foreign Minister’s meeting in April 2013. Also, United Kingdom created “Champion’s Network” with cooperating countries and released “A Declaration of Commitment to end Sexual Violence in Conflict (PDF) Open a New Window” with 114 countries. Japan strongly support PSVI and has funded to the projects conducted by the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict.

  • Statement by Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (September 2013)

Women and Peacebuilding

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida attended and delivered speech at the High-level Ministerial Event on Women’s Economic Empowerment for Peacebuilding held at UN building in September 2013. In the event, representatives from about 70 countries participated and a political declaration which mentions about the importance of women’s roles in the peacebuilding process and women’s empowerment was released.

  • High-level Ministerial Event on Women’s Economic Empowerment for Peacebuilding
  • Declaration: Women’s Economic Empowerment for Peacebuilding
  • Statement by Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida