Women’s Eye(WE) is a non-profit organization that supports women in Tohoku coastal area hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake, Tsunami. We started our activities in May 2011.
Japan needs women’s empowerment. Japan has strong patriarchy-based culture and society. Japan ranked 114th out of 144 countries in 2017 by the gender gap index by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Especially, women in rural areas suffer from stereotypes and gender-biased behaviour of both the family and the community. They lose educational, vocational, political or business opportunities.
We focus on capacity-building of women who are active or may become active at grassroots level in the community, by theme-based community development strategy.
About 30 million yen for 2015
About 30 million yen for 2016
About 30 million yen for 2017
5 paid staff, 1 volunteer, 8 directors, 43 official members, 39 supporting members(2015)
Be a platform for women to connect with the community and society.
Make opportunities for women to develop necessary capacities.
Spread the voice of women who experienced the disaster, inside Japan and abroad.
Women’s eyes are sensible to life-related issues and socially vulnerable people.
When the life at temporary housing ends, women in disaster-stricken Sanriku coastal area will be living socially active in their own place.