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Theme 1-1 Tomoko Endo (Japan)_Shelter Movement in Japan

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Theme 1-1 Tomoko Endo (Japan)_Shelter Movement in Japan

  1. 1. Tomoko EndoAll Japan Women’s Shelter Network
  2. 2. *Established in 1998*Incorporated in 2005*67 organizations*About 2000 members
  3. 3. *24-hour Help line*Counseling*Shelter management*Advocacy*Annual symposium*Policy recommendation*Lobbying
  4. 4. * 10% Diet member* 9% Labor Union Leader* 70% of women retire by first childbirth* 54% Non-regular employment* Female wages are 70% of males* VAW is not a crime* 1,289 rape case (Incident report)* 1 DV victim to 3 women (According to a questionnaire result)* Husband killed the wife every 3 days.* No nationwide Women Network
  5. 5. * No serious incidents, No Acts* Service system based on Not human rights but welfare* Only the government has decisive power* Public shelter use is only two weeks!* Private shelters have no budget
  6. 6. * Shelter Net established (98)* the Equal Employment Opportunity Law to strengthen the efforts to curb sexual harassment(99)* Akita sexual harassment case won(99)* Okegawa Murder case(99)* The Basic Law for a Gender-equal Society enacted* Anti-Stalking Act enacted(2000)* This period was Preparation. We searched about DV damage. It was awful (as today). And, the serious murder, sexual harassment cases created laws.
  7. 7. * Act on the Prevention of Spousal Violence and the Protection of Victims enacted(01)* An incidence of sexual assault in a university circle named “Super Free” (03)* Shelter Net started lobbying towards revision the DV act.(03) DV and SH survivor speak-outs in public meetings with Diet members and government officials(03~)* We got revision of the DV act 2times(04,07)* The revision of the Penal Code in 2004 to raise the statutory penalty and added a clause to punish gang-rape (04)* The Equal Employment Opportunity Law to strengthen the efforts to curb sexual harassment(05)* This period was “survivor speak-outs . We held the meeting so many times in the Parliament. Along with meeting holding, Shelter Net also became large.
  8. 8. * The Cabinet Office began extending Shelter-Net its support for the “Purple Ribbon Project”* Purple dial (DV and sexual violence 24hour helpline) was established by Cabinet Office. (11)* East Japan Earthquake (11)* In this period, our network gained support of the government. And We faced fearful earthquake and tsunami .* Shelter Net supported many disaster women.
  9. 9. * Sent 2 staff everydayto Tohoku area to do telephone counseling (still now)* Sent Various support goods for women* Held self-help group* 24hours helpline run on our own* Established branch at Fukushima pref.(to visit women there)
  10. 10. 1998 Shelter Net established (20 organizations)1999 A young woman was killed by the first reported incident of “stalking” in Japan, which took place in Okegawa City, Saitama, Japan. The Basic Law for a Gender-equal Society enacted2000 Stalking Regulation Acts enacted The Research towards the DVact establishment (by Shelter Net)2001 Act on the Prevention of Spousal Violence and the Protection of Victims enacted2003 Shelter Net started lobbying towards revision the DV act. (DV survivor speak-outs in public meetings with Diet members and government officials)2004 The first revision of the DV act2007 The second revision of the Equal Employment Opportunity Law to strengthen the efforts to curb sexual harassment The second revision of the DV act The Cabinet Office began extending Shelter-Net its support for the “Purple Ribbon Project”2011 Purple dial (DV and sexual violence 24hour helpline) was established by Cabinet Office. ・ East Japan Earthquake
  11. 11. * Find Source of revenue* To get and raise new members* Women’s nationwide organization* Japans movement is still small. I expect that I can learn a lot from you all.

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