Future of the World Doesn’t Depend on Politicians Only
Professor Reiko Kuroda about the role of women in ensuring sustainable development
People from all over the world were expecting the Second Eurasian Women’s Forum. It has become an event interesting to women and men from different countries and fields of activity. The Forum brought together politicians, entrepreneurs, public figures, scientists, and other outstanding people. Reiko Kuroda, professor at the Research Institute for Science & Technology, Tokyo University of Science, was one of the Forum participants. In her interview with our journalists, Ms. Kuroda shared her impressions of the event and her vision of the role of women in the modern world.
Professor Kuroda highlighted that she is not a politician but a scientist who deals with natural sciences: chemistry and biology. However, the speaker is extremely interested in topics related to the Sustainable Development Goals and gender equality. The future of the world doesn’t depend on politicians only.
Ms. Kuroda regularly takes part in Women 20 (W20) summits taking place in different countries. She found interesting and relevant topics at the Eurasian Women’s Forum as well. The speaker attended the Forum’s W20 open session and took part in the tea ceremony titled ‘Russia–Japan: Dialogue of Cultures’.
Reiko Kuroda believes that women play the most important role in ensuring global security and sustainable development. “I believe in case women from different countries and fields unite and men support them, together they will be able to improve the world”, she commented.
As a Professor at the Research Institute for Science & Technology, Ms. Kuroda finds it necessary to attract more women to the STEM fields.
Our interviewee paid special attention to the image of women in media and their role in promoting positivity in the information space. According to Reiko Kuroda, mass media influence people a lot, thus it would be appropriate for them to demonstrate success stories and inspire their viewers and readers more often. Ms. Kuroda mentioned that the Forum brought together many women serving as role models. It is just necessary to share more information about them with people around.
Anna Repina, Nikolay Gavrilov, news agency of the Eurasian Women’s Community
Translated by Nikolay Gavrilov