Month: March 2020

Flower Demo, A Catharsis for Sexual Assault Survivors

By Kiyoka As night fell on August 11, about 150 people assembled at Gyoko-Dori Avenue near Tokyo Station to protest against a series of rape cases that ended in non-guilty verdicts. Since its inaugural demonstration in April, the Flower Demoーinitiated by feminist activists Minori Kitahara, Eiko Tabusa and Akiko Matsuo, and held on the 11th …

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french embassy event

Women Speak Up!

On March 7th, Voice Up Japan members Ryo Tsujioka and Asaki Takahashi spoke at the French embassy during the Women Speak Up! event. Ryo and Asaki spoke about Voice Up Japan’s successful campaign against the SPA! Magazine article that ranked female college students on their perceived sexual promiscuity and the need for further activism to …

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