Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality

August 29, 2015

On August 29, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, received a courtesy call from a group of “The World Assembly for Women: WAW! 2015” (Group 7), which consists of the participants from overseas including the heads of international organizations. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

1. At the start of the meeting, Prime Minister Abe conveyed his appreciation to the attendees for their participation in the Assembly. He then commented that now that he has heard the various experiences and ideas the participants shared based on “WAW! for All,” the theme of this year’s “WAW!” symposium, he intends to use this information as reference for the building of “a society where women shine.”

2. In response, the Group members expressed their congratulations on the holding of the symposium, and praised Prime Minister Abe’s initiatives to promote the advancement of women, etc.

[Reference] Group members attending the courtesy call

Cherie Blair, Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports, Kingdom of Thailand
Kira Appel, Chief Advisor and Deputy Head of Department at the Gender Department Ministry for Children, Education and Gender Equality, Denmark
Pekka Haavisto, Member of Parliament, Republic of Finland
Rosalind L. Hudnell, Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer, Intel Corporation
Jihyun Julianne Lee, CEO of JULIANNE LEE & Co.
Luiza Trajano, President, Magazine Luiza; President of the Public Council of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Chieko Aoki, President, Blue Tree Hotels
Migeddorj Batchimeg, Member of Parliament, Mongolia

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