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International Women's Day 2023 at UTokyo

Last updated: 21 May 2023

As a part of Women's History Month 2023, we organized a small gathering at the university on 20 March. We welcomed a diverse group of participants to join us in celebrating the indomitable spirit of women. The event commenced with a screening of "Hidden Figures," a captivating film that sheds light on the extraordinary achievements of African-American women mathematicians at NASA during the Space race. As the movie unfolded, it sparked emotions of admiration and inspiration among attendees, highlighting the tenacity and resilience of these trailblazing women who defied societal barriers. 

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There was also an art workshop where participants had the opportunity to express their creativity by coloring the pictures of women who have made a significant impact in history. Following this, the event featured an exciting trivia game focused on feminism and women-related questions. This engaging activity aimed to test participants' knowledge while educating and sparking insightful discussions.

95th May Festival

Last updated: 7 May 2022

We are joining the University of Tokyo's 95th May Festival! Our exhibit space is themed "Do you know her?". This is a question we are curious to know your thoughts on, regarding female researchers at UTokyo. Come and visit our stall for a casual chat, or you can also enjoy our virtual exhibit online. You can find out more on our dedicated May Festival page.


International Women's Day 2022 at UTokyo

Last updated: 12 March 2022

On 8 March 2022, we organised a celebration of International Women's Day at the University of Tokyo for the second year running.


International Women's Day 2021 at UTokyo

Last updated: 2 June 2021

On 8 March 2021, we organised the first university-wide celebration of International Women's Day at the University of Tokyo.


IEL Gender Series

Last updated: 16 October 2020

Interactive Evening Lounge (IEL)

IELs are multidisciplinary gatherings organised by students and faculty members in the GSDM Program at the University of Tokyo. The aim is to bring together members of the university, as well as external practitioners, to discuss important contemporary topics in a relaxed setting.

Gender Series

We have organised a three-part series of workshops on gender equality in Japan. The "Gender Series" of IELs aimed to raise awareness of gender among both students and faculty members at our university, starting with a focus on GSDM. 

Online discussion: Gender equality in Japan and Middle-East 

Last updated: 16 October 2020

UTokyo x TOBB x Sasakawa Peace Foundation

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) is actively promoting people-to-people exchanges between Japan and Middle Eastern countries, within the Middle East and Islam Program Department. In this context, an online discussion was organised by SPF between our initiative and students from TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey, on the subject of gender equality. 

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