Promotion of gender equality and "Unity in Diversity" at the Tokyo 2020 Games

Relaunch and actions related to "Unity in Diversity"

The Head of the Gender Equality Promotion Team, KOTANI Mikako Sports Director:

"Under the leadership of President HASHIMOTO Seiko, the Gender Equality Promotion Team was established with the Director General and I was appointed as the Head of the team.

"On this occasion, we will take a fresh look at "Unity in Diversity", one of the visions of the Games and, additionally, other initiatives we have been promoting. We will consider actions based on the following three concepts, with the cooperation of athletes and experts.

"And we will work to ensure that the Tokyo 2020 Games are recognised as an epoch-defining event when we look back at them in the future."

Three strategic policies

Visible initiatives

  • "Visualisation" and "Communication" of what we have done and what we will do
  • Enhanced efforts in the lead-up to the Tokyo 2020 Games

Create the movement

  • "Tokyo 2020 D&I Actions -Towards a society where everyone is free to live as who they are-"

Connect to the legacy

  • Working with stakeholders to ensure the succession of the Tokyo2020 legacy in the future
  • Tokyo 2020 Field Casts should be the legacy

Key Activities of the Gender Equality Promotion Team

Date Key Activities
1 Jul. 2021 Tokyo 2020 President Hashimoto Seiko and Tokyo 2020 Sports Director Kotani Mikako attended the Gender Equality Forum by UN Women
28 May 2021 Co-hosted 4th Sustainability Forum with ILO
26 May 2021 Board of Directors: Status Report and Exchange of Views
15 May 2021 Tokyo 2020 President Hashimoto Seiko and Tokyo 2020 Sports Director Kotani Mikako appeared in the "Think Gender - What Tokyo 2020 can do" online event (sponsored by Asahi Shimbun)
11 May 2021 Published the general outline of "One - Our New Episode - Towards the realisation of an inclusive society" programme in Tokyo 2020 NIPPON Festival
10 May 2021 Held a session to share Tokyo 2020 Official Partners' initiatives to promote gender equality and unity in diversity
27 Apr. 2021 Tokyo 2020 President Hashimoto Seiko visited Pride House Tokyo Legacy
26 Apr. 2021 Board of Directors: Status Report and Exchange of Views
23 Apr. 2021 Discussed "Tokyo 2020 Declaration for a Diverse and Inclusive Society (TBD)" at Human Rights, Labour and Engagement Group  
22 Mar. 2021 Board of Directors: Status Report and Exchange of Views
Conducted a lecture "Olympic Charter and Gender"
12 Mar. 2021 NF Council meeting
8 Mar. 2021 Participation in the Human Rights, Labour Involvement and Cooperation Working Group (approx. 70 Partners also participated)
International Women's Day Joint Statement (IOC / IPC / the Government of Japan / the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG)/ Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee)
3 Mar. 2021 Board of Trustees: Amendments to the Articles of Association and election of new female directors
2 Mar. 2021 Board of Directors: Vice President Selection and Exchange of Views
25 Feb. 2021 Gender Equality Promotion Team kick-off
24 Feb. 2021 Report to the IOC Executive Board on the establishment of the promotion team

Relevant initiatives

"Unity in Diversity" is the theme of many of our initiatives at the Tokyo 2020 Games.