Symposium on the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake - Report from Women in Miyagi

A year and half has passed since the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake. Women from the affected areas reported the current situations, what still needs to be done, and the importance of women’s perspectives in the recovery effort. 

September 17 (Mon), 1:45-5:30pm, reception to follow
Bunkyo Kumin-Center, Large Conference Room (2nd floor)
4-15-14 Hongounkyo-ku, Tokyo 
Map: http://www.city.bunkyo.lg.jp/gmap/detail.php?id=1754 
Fee: 1000 yen

2 minutes walk from Exit A2 of Kasuga Station (Toei Mita Line, Oedo Line)
5 minutes walk from Exit 4B of Korakuen Station (Marunouchi Line) 
5 minutes walk from Exit 6 of Korakuen Station (Tokyo Metro Nanboku Line)
15 minutes walk from the East Exit of JR Suidoubashi Station

Igarashi Minako at Tosho Shuppan Seikatsu Sisousha 

Sponsored by Miyagi Joshiryoku Shien Project, Miyagi no Josei Shien o kirokusurukai

Part 1: Symposium (1:45pm)
Experiences of LGBT individuals and their support by Uchida Yumi (Sexuality and Human Rights Network, ESTO)

Support for women initiated by volunteers working on gender equality projects in a local government office: Sudou Akemi (Miyagi Tome Egao Net) and members of the group

Domestic violence and the opening of a relaxation space for women in evacuation facilities (Hearty Sendai,  Miyagi Jonet)

Part 2: Afflicted Areas as Seen through a Viewfinder (4:15pm)
Comments and Q&A by Katanoda Hiroshi (photojournalist)

Translated and adapted by Eiko Saeki

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