W7 representatives handed SRHR Communique to Prime Minister Kishida
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G7 official engagement group Women7 (W7), in which JOICFP is serving the main secretariat, held W7 Summit in Tokyo on Sunday, April 16, 2023, with participants from around the world. On the following day, April 17, the W7 communique was handed to Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida by W7 representatives from Italy, Uganda, Nepal, the U.S., and Mali. From the JOICFP Advocacy Group, W7 Co-Chairman Fumie Saito and W7 Steering Committee members Asami Kamiya and Hiromi Kusano accompanied the delegation.
Upon receiving the W7 communique, Prime Minister Kishida said, “Thank you for your report on W7 Summit and I would like to express my respect and gratitude again for your continuous activities. Aiming for an inclusive society where everyone can live a meaningful life and shine, and where diversity is valued, is a fundamental concept. The Japanese government values the attitude to lead the discussion concerning women’s economic independence and eradication of all forms of violence against women. We will make effort to incorporate W7 communique’s gender perspective into the G7 discussions.”