Lecture by H.E. Dr. Masoumeh Ebtekar, Vice President for Women and Family Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran
“Iran and Women Empowerment: Trends and Prospects”
(Thursday, June 27, 2019)


The Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) would like to welcome you to a public lecture to be given by H.E. Dr. Masoumeh Ebtekar, Vice President for Women and Family Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran. H. E. Dr. Ebtekar was appointed as the first female Vice-President and Head of Department of Environment in 2013.She now serves as Vice President for Women and Family Affairs, vigorously advancing policies for women empowerment in Iran.

Since 2017, SPF and the Vice Presidency for Women and Family Affairs of Iran has conducted collaborative research on women entrepreneurship and economic empowerment. The result of their collaborative research, Women, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Empowerment, has been just compiled into a volume. The topics of the lecture by H.E. Dr. Ebtekar include the 40 years of social advancement of women in Iran after the Islamic Revolution, the Iranian government’s efforts to resolve related issues, and the fruit of the collaborative research of SPF and the Vice Presidency for Women and Family Affairs.

As panelists, SPF invites Ms. Kikue Iwata, who is a former Director-General of Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and a former Executive Vice President of SHISEIDO Co., Ltd., and Prof. Tomoyo Kazumi of Senshu University, who is an expert on women entrepreneurship in Japan. Their insights shall provide a broader perspective on women entrepreneurship and economic empowerment for discussion.

Speaker: H.E. Dr. Masoumeh Ebtekar
Vice President for Women and Family Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Lecture by H.E. Dr. Masoumeh Ebtekar, Vice President for Women and Family Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran “Iran and Women Empowerment: Trends and Prospects”
Dates & Time
Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:30-11:30 (Registration begins at 9:00)
Venue
11th Floor, International Conference Hall
Sasakawa Peace Foundation Bldg.
1-15-16 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8524, Japan(Map
Organizer
Middle East and Islam Program Department
Program:

Iran and Women Empowerment: Trends and Prospects

9:30-9:35

Opening Remarks Nobuo Tanaka, Chairman, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation
H.E. Mr. Morteza Rahmani Movahed, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran

9:35-10:05

《Lecture》 “Iran and Women Empowerment: Trends and Prospects”
H.E. Dr. Masoumeh Ebtekar

10:10-10:45

《Panel Discussion》
Panelists:
Ms. Kimie Iwata, Outside Director, Sumitomo Corporation
Prof. Tomoyo Kazumi, Senshu University

10:45-11:30

Q&A

11:30

Closing
Language:
English/Japanese with simultaneous interpretation
Other
Admission is free. Registration is required.
Reservation:
If you wish to participate, please fill out the form from this page by 17:00, Tuesday, June 25, 2019.
* Seating is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Contact
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Middle East and Islam Program Department (Yokoyama / Tsurumaki)
Mail:middleeast-islam@spf.or.jp
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