RIWAC Research Institute for Women and Careers JAPAN WOMEN'S UNIVERSITY


【Report】 Lecture : “Expanding Gender Equity in the Workplace”

Date : 26th October, 2017

Place : Hyakunennkann 502-503, Japan Women’s University (Mejiro campus) 2-8-1 Mejirodai,Bunkyo-ku,Tokyo

Lecturer: Dr. Emily Murase, Director, San Francisco Department on the Status of Women

Abstract: Equal pay. Flexible schedules. Paid parental leave. Improved pay for childcare workers. Data on sexual harassment. Ban on salary history. Help for domestic violence victims. In these ways, San Francisco is expanding gender equity in the workplace.  In 1998, San Francisco became the first city in the world to enact a local ordinance reflecting the principles of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, an international bill of rights for women. The San Francisco Department on Status of Women, which oversees the CEDAW Ordinance, has been advancing gender equity in the workplace ever since and San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee has made gender equity a policy priority and San Francisco has developed many strategies for expanding gender equity in the workplace