Japanese women ‘still not equal’

A United Nations panel has urged Japan to take stronger measures to eliminate gender inequality. The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women said the country’s efforts were “insufficient”. It pointed to unequal laws on marriage, the treatment of women in the labour market and the low representation of women on elected bodies. But … Read more

U.N. panel raps Japan on gender gap

Japan has not made sufficient efforts to eliminate discrimination against women, the U.N. committee against gender discrimination here said Tuesday. The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women urged the government to revise Civil Code stipulations obliging husbands and wives to use the same surname and allowing females to marry at younger ages than … Read more

Do more to ban gender bias, U.N. panel urges

A U.N. committee is recommending that the Japanese government immediately implement remedial measures to eradicate discrimination against women. Japan’s efforts to implement antidiscrimination measures as a party to the international convention against such discrimination are “insufficient,” the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women said. It said Tokyo has failed to address problems affecting … Read more