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Release Date: Oct. 2, 2017

Publisher: Shiseido

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Hosting an Event to Promote Gender Equality Awareness Together with Students

“HeForShe Engaging Youth to Achieve a Society Where Everyone Shines”

Shiseido Company, Limited (“Shiseido”) takes various global actions to actively support women’s advancement. On Saturday, October 14, 2017, Shiseido will hold an event co-hosted by UN Women*1, “HeForShe*2 Engaging Youth to Achieve a Society Where Everyone Shines.” Through this event, we aim to promote gender equality together with the young generation, our future leaders, and realize a society where each and every individual can make their own life choices and fulfil their potential.
*1 The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
*2 A solidarity movement for gender equality spread by the UN Women globally since 2014 and grounded in the idea that all people, including men, need to stand together for a gender-equal society

Event Outline

This event encourages the participants, high school and university students, to think of gender issues as everyone’s issues and offer their original solutions. Shiseido and UN Women concluded a partnership in April 2017 and since then have been holding awareness-raising workshops on gender equality targeting students. This time, the participants will propose the action plans discussed at these workshops to representatives across different sectors*3.
*3 Government agencies, NGOs, international organizations, corporations, etc.

Title: “HeForShe Engaging Youth to Achieve a Society Where Everyone Shines”
Date & Time: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 13:00 – 17:00 (Gates open at 12:00.)
Venue: United Nations University (5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Japan 150-8925)
    Main event:Presentations
           13:00 – 17:00 U Thant International Conference Hall (3rd & 4th Floor)
    Side event:Exhibition on gender equality and women support
           12:00 – 17:30 Event space (2nd Floor)
Language: Japanese / English (Simultaneous translation available)
Admission: Free *Advance registration required
Hosted by: UN Women Japan Liaison Office, Shiseido Company, Limited
Supporting partners: Ochanomizu University, Chuo University, Nagoya University, BuzzFeed Japan

Event Schedule

1. Opening Remarks
  Ms. Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director, UN Women

2. Panel Discussion “Why Gender Equality is Good for Everyone”
  Panelists:
  Mr. Kimio Ito, Professor, Faculty of Contemporary Sociology, Kyoto Sangyo University
  Ms. Asako Osaki, Director, Gender Action Platform
  Ms. Kyoko Hokugo, Director, Gender Mainstreaming Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  Mr. Seiichi Matsuo, President of Nagoya University, HeForShe IMPACT Champion

3. Youth Recommendations and Feedback Session
  Participating schools:
  Aichi Prefectural Asahigaoka Senior High School, Ikubunkan Global High School, Gunma Prefectural Chuo Secondary School,
  Nagoya University Affiliated Upper and Lower Secondary School, St. Margaret’s Junior & Senior High School, Ochanomizu University,
  Chuo University, Nagoya University

  Representatives across different sectors:
  Mr. Kimio Ito, Professor, Faculty of Contemporary Sociology, Kyoto Sangyo University
  Ms. Sachiko Osawa, Chabudai Gaeshi Joshi Action
  Ms. Akiko Kobayashi, News Editor, BuzzFeed Japan
  Mr. Masaaki Sawaguchi, Partner, responsible for Human Capital, PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata LLC
  Mr. Yoshihiro Shiojima, Corporate Officer, Shiseido Company, Limited
  Mr. Kiyoshi Watanabe, Deputy Director General for Gender Equality, Cabinet Office

4. Closing Remarks
  Mr. Masahiko Uotani, Representative Director, President and CEO, Shiseido Company, Limited
*The program and participants may be subject to change

About UN Women

UN Women (the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) was created by the United Nations General Assembly in July 2010 to merge the work of four organizations focused on gender equality. UN Women’s main roles are:
●To support Member States in their formulation of policies, global standards and norms
●To help Member States implement these standards
●To lead and coordinate the UN system’s work on gender equality

About HeForShe

Created by UN Women, the HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality provides a systematic approach and targeted platform on which all people around the world can engage and become change agents towards the achievement of gender equality.

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