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3rd Study Group on Empowering Women Political Leaders in Japan

June 28, 2019
Tokyo, Japan

Silvana Koch-Mehrin, founder and president of Women Political Leaders, a network of female politicians worldwide, spoke with the Study Group on Empowering Women Political Leaders in Japan. Discussions focused on ways to increase the number of women politicians, how to promote women’s social advancement, and ways to improve the status of women politicians, as well as other common concerns.

Ms. Koch-Mehrin is a former German politician who served as vice-president of the European Parliament (2009–2011) and as an MEP (2004–2014). She served on the committee on gender equality among others.