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Colloquium: Women’s Risks under COVID-19 disaster – psychological and physical health and disaster response issues in Japan and Indonesia

Outline

October 20, 2021 Office for the Promotion Gender Equiality in Kyushu University held “Colloquium: Women’s Risks under COVID-19 disaster – psychological and physical health and disaster response issues in Japan and Indonesia” during Kyushu University Asia Week, Kyushu University School of Medicine Co-sponsored online.This colloquium is also sponsored by UNFPA and UNOCHA in Indonesia.This event of colloquium was released on the official social network of the United Nations Population Fund office in Japan. The Nishinippon Shimbun intoroduced the colloquium twice,Not only people in Kyushu University, but also citizens, UN officials, medical officials, disaster support officials, people in the Gender Equality Promotion Office of universities in Kyushu, Reporters of NHK and the Nishinippon Shimbun and people from the Defense University of Indonesia, Various stakeholders participated. In April 2020, UN Secretary-General António Guterres made an emargency proposal that “Women and girls should be at the center of COVID-19 response”. However the number of suicides has been increasing 15.4% since the latter half of 2020, mainly among the younger generation of women in Japan. In this colloquium, 2 practitioners to support women in UN advocating gender equality in the SDGs and 2 experts in Kyushu University shared this issue, which is highly urgent in terms of social dem in the colloquium. By releasing information to society, we aim to solve the problem by having the same awareness as civil society, and as a result, to advance the SDGs by a step. The UN speakers introduced the recommendations of Secretary-General António Guterres and how Indonesian women responded under COVID-19. Prof. Tomohiro Nakao gave a lecture on the latest research findings and prevention of mental health problems caused by COVID-19 in Japan. We learned and discussed new findings with each other. We can find commonalities and cooperate across countries also. In this time by using simultaneous interpretation, we were able to eliminate the language barrier and reach many participants with the acitive voices of the two countries, and we were able to have good discussions. We appriciated to the people in Q-AOS for their lots of support.

Date & Time

October 20, 2021, 13:00-14:30 (A social event will be held after the event until 14:50)

Number of participants

About 70 people

Related Links

To be published on our website and in the PR magazine “Polymorphia” (published in March)(https://danjyo.kyushu-u.ac.jp/

Published twice in the Nishinippon Shimbun

October 13<https://www.nishinippon.co.jp/item/n/815190/

December 8<https://www.nishinippon.co.jp/item/n/843719/

United Nations Population Fund in Japan  Instagram(https://www.instagram.com/p/CVNTnjnNkJs/

Twitter(https://twitter.com/UNFPA_Japan/status/1450417018600136704

A greeting of the organizer in office for the promotion of gender equiality


Ms. Tarmidi in the UN Office for Humanitarian Coordination introducing the words of SECRETARY-GENERAL Guterres


Prof. Nakao gave a lecture on prevention from the latest resarch findings under COVID-19 in Japan

 

Ms.Sidabutar in UNFPA, Indonesia introduced the situation and support for Indonesian women under crisis.

 

Articles in the Nishinihon Shimbun about intorodicing this colloquium

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