Zhansaya Imanmadiyeva is a first-year master’s student at the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Public Policy. She was born and raised in Kazakhstan. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in International Relations at King’s College London. Her research thesis was on gender-mainstreaming in the military, with a specific focus on Japan. She continues to explore the problems surrounding gender mainstreaming in various sectors.


Legal reforms, including specialized courts, can provide women and girls better access to justice for gender-based violence.