Over four hundred women held a rally in Tokyo on Sunday to show support for and discuss the United Nation's Fourth World Conference on Women. Some women called on the Japanese government to use the national census surveys to draw more attention and re search to gender inequalities. Other women pointed to the recent rape of a twelve year-old Okinawan girl by three United States military servicemen as evidence of the need to reduce American's military presence in Japan. And some professors claimed that teachers paid little attention to gender issues. The overall goal of the rally was to make the Beijing plan better known and realized throughout Japan.
Media Resources: Source: Newshound, San Jose Mercury News - October 31, 1995
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