GLOBAL SUMMIT OF WOMEN

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The Global Summit of Women is an Amazing opportunity for Women from all over the world to meet & network . We discussed many issues that effect our community including but not limited to gender equality. Some women are suffering loss wages and unequal pay in this day and age of technology and advancements.
VEITNAM
Vietnamese Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh address the delegates:
In her speech at the event, the Vietnamese Vice President emphasized the significance of the summit, saying that it becomes a venue where women’s potential is realized, new connections established and exchanges furthered to strengthen the role of women in the economy of each country and the world at large. She applauded the theme of the summit “Beyond Womenomics: Accelerating Access”, stressing that the application of womenomics in Japan and other countries will not only ensures women’s equal access to employment opportunities but also create other economic values.
It is necessary to develop a complete legal and institutional framework on gender equality to form the legal basis and the apparatus to implement women empowerment measures,
Former Vice President Truong My Hoa spoke at the press conference as well as several other Vietnamese government officials.
PHILLIPPINES
Vice President Maria Leonor Gerona-Robredo of the Philippines speech was wonderful at the summit
May all the Best Women Win
“This Global Women’s Summit is also proof that women’s issues are no longer “soft” ones, even on the global stage. A huge sign of this is that men are also championing the cause for women equality. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s presence with us this afternoon gives a clear signal that our male counterparts are our stakeholders in this advocacy. His support, and those of other powerful male influencers through this summit, indicates a quantum leap in the fight for gender equality around the world.”

UAE
Dr Maytha Bint Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State, giving a wide-ranging presentation about government-funded programmes seeking to put women at the centre of sustainable economic development. The minister highlighted the effective role of Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, in empowering women as key partners in the overall development taking place in the UAE.
JAPAN
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addressed the opening ceremony of the Summit and hailed its long-lasting efforts to promote women’s empowerment and gender equality.
The Abe administration has set a goal of raising the number of women in leadership positions within Japan to 30 percent by 2020 and has pledged to provide more child care services while reforming work practices.
The global Summit of Woman focused discussions on speeding up women’s ascent to business leadership, scaling up the growth of women-owned enterprises, opening up the global market to women in business, moving more women into technology industries and fostering support policies for women.
Next post you have to hear about the amazing Super Women The Mayor Fumiko Hayashi of Yokohama and governor of japan Yuriko Koike next!!!

Tokyo has elected its first female governor
Yuriko Koike claimed victory after exit polls and early vote counts pointed to a strong lead for the former defense and environment minister.
Koike achievement of becoming the first woman to govern the Japanese capital – and only the seventh woman ever to serve as a prefectural governor .
Koike vows to get more women to run in metro election in July
BY MIZUHO AOKI
STAFF WRITER
MAY 11, 2017
THE JAPAN TIMES
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Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike pledged on Thursday to field as many women as possible in the metropolitan assembly election in July, saying women are woefully underrepresented in the Japanese political arena.
“It’s a shame … Female participation in politics is very small,” Koike told the crowd at the 2017 Global Summit of Women in Tokyo, where about 1,300 leaders from over 60 countries were discussing ways to improve their economic status.
“So, I’m preparing to pick many women candidates to field in the Tokyo assembly election — as much as possible,” Koike said in English.
Women hold 25 of the 127 seats in the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly.
Koike, the first woman to lead the capital, said that to increase the ratio of women in politics, people who make personnel decisions must have the vision and determination to use their talents.
“That is crucial for creating a new society,” she said.
Japan is notorious for its large and persistent gender gap.
Despite Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s drive to promote women’s participation in the workforce, gender inequality is still a problem.
In the World Economic Forum’s 2016 Global Gender Gap Report, Japan was ranked 111th out of 144 countries, dropping 10 places from 101 the previous year.
The government aims to have 30 percent of management positions in every sector occupied by women by 2020, but the current figure is far short of the goal.

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