Country Japan
Year 2018
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Since being launched as an annual campaign to prevent and eliminate violence against women in fiscal year (FY) 2001, the Campaign for Eliminating Violence against Women has established its status as a national campaign and been continuously conducted to raise public awareness toward creating a social environment where no form of violence against women is tolerated. In addition, the “Purple Light-up,” awareness-raising event where buildings and other objects are illuminated in purple, is held during the campaign period with cooperation of local governments. The number of event locations around Japan increased from 50 in FY2015 to 162 in FY2018, indicating the extent to which the event has spread across the nation.

Source of Information

Japan's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.28.

For more information: Gender Equality Bureau Cabinet Office