Natori Haniwa

The National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs of Japan, was founded in 1951 and has run over 70 years. The aims of BPW are to work for women's economic independence and for equal opportunity and representation in economic and political life. And for the aims we decide the current global theme such as "New Actions through Cooperation".

Adding to this, BPW Japan has challenged activities to reduce gender gaps in political, economical, educational and health fields, because the data by GGGI shows the order of Japan to be in the lowest level among about 150 countries. To reduce the gap in the political field, we work for "quota system in the election", to reduce the gap in economy we do "Equal Pay Day [EPD] campaign," and in education and health we carry out lots of projects to further promote the gender equality.
We as an advocacy NGO for achieving gender equality, are very proud of our possibility to make social changes because of the various talents and experiences of members.

The Japanese government set "202030" project, aiming for women to be 30% of the leading positions in every field by the year of 2020.
But BPW Japan adopted the new goal, such as 203050 which was declared at the UN-CSW59 in 2015 which means by 2030 the full gender equality (50-50) to be completed.
Please join with us to get our goals, we are expecting your power!

President of BPW Japan