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July 03 2015
Challenges Faced by Japanese Women with Disabilities and their Policy Proposals
List of issues: Ongoing multiple discrimination toward women with disabilities 【Japan】
May 27 2014
Parallel Report to the Sixth Periodic Report of the Government of Japan under the International Covenant on Human Rights
(International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
Survey on Living Difficulties of Women with Disabilities: Digest Version
A Call for Provisions on Women with Disabilities in a Law to Prohibit Discrimination Based on Disability : DPI Women’s Network Japan
A Call for Provisions on Women with Disabilities in a Law to Prohibit Discrimination Based on Disability
A Survey on Living Difficulties of Women with Disabilities
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Basic response to persons with disabilities in evacuation centers
Minority Women ; Women with Disabilities
the source NGO Joint Report of Japan with regard to the consideration of the Sixth Periodic Report of Japan
for the Forty-four Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women June 1, 2009
The Asahi Shimbun
Sterilized woman demands apology over policy to prevent ‘inferior’ babies
More than half a century after undergoing surgery for no apparent reason, a woman from Miyagi Prefecture is demanding redress over the past government policy of preventing “inferior” children from entering Japan’ population.
Disabled Japanese women headed to Geneva to testify on mistreatment before U.N. Committee
Kumiko Fujiwara of Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, is one among many Japanese women with disabilities who will go to Geneva for a session of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) — which is set to begin Feb. 15 — in order to denounce the mistreatment of women with disabilities in Japan and demand better living conditions for women like her.
UN committee urges Japanese gov’t to compensate forcibly sterilized disabled women
The United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, in its final opinion issued this month in conjunction with its periodic review of Japan, has advised the Japanese government to provide compensation to women who were forcibly sterilized under eugenic protection policies because they had disabilities.
Lawyer group seeks gov’t apology, redress for victims of former sterilization law
The Japan Federation of Bar Associations disclosed a written statement on Feb. 22 disputing the now-defunct Eugenic Protection Act, which permitted sterilization operations and abortions for those with disabilities and hereditary illnesses, requesting apologies and compensation from the government for those who were forced into the procedures and a full investigation of the damage.
The Japan Times
Miyagi woman to sue Japanese government over forced sterilization under now-defunct eugenics law
A woman in her 60s will sue the government for being forced to undergo sterilization on the grounds of her intellectual disability, according to informed sources.
The Asahi Shimbun
Records show prejudice behind sterilization of disabled people
Doctors were unemotional, unsympathetic and often discriminatory in describing disabled and other individuals chosen for forced sterilization under a now-defunct eugenics law, documents showed.
Woman sues Japan gov’t over forced sterilization under eugenics law
A woman in her 60s filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking 11 million yen ($101,000) in damages from the Japanese government over her forced sterilization when she was a teenager based on her intellectual disability under the now-defunct eugenic protection law.