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Japan: Women Promotion Bill Adopted
Source: the-japan-news.com
Source Date: Friday, October 17, 2014
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Country: Japan
Created: Oct 21, 2014

The government adopted at a Cabinet meeting Friday a bill to oblige companies and local governments to set and announce numerical targets for promoting women.

The bill calls on companies and local governments with over 300 employees to compile and release action plans for increasing the number of women in managerial positions.

The government hopes that the bill will be enacted during the ongoing parliamentary session. But the government stopped short of including penalties and setting a uniform target in the 10-year temporary legislation. It wants to put the legislation into effect on April 1, 2016.

The government has set a goal of increasing the proportion of women in leadership positions to 30 percent by 2020.

In a survey conducted in 2013, the rate stood at 11.2 pct, the lowest level among advanced countries.

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