Publication on Gender Gaps in Cultural and Creative Sectors

A study, commissioned by the DG Education and Culture of the European Commission, provides an overall analysis of gender gaps in the creative and cultural sectors (CCSs) as well as examples of initiatives that address these gaps.

The Work Plan for Culture 2019-2022 selects gender equality as one of the five sectoral priorities for EU action. The purpose of this study is to provide background information and context on the specific challenges faced by women in the cultural and creative sectors for the OMC Working Group.

The report summarises the main policy developments and recommendations made regarding cultural and creative sectors (CCSs), and gender by bodies such as the EU, the Council of Europe, UNESCO, and the ILO. The main focus of the report is on understanding the current state of affairs concerning women in the CCSs, the gender gaps at work, and the underlying drivers of those gender gaps.

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