Magazine article Screen International

Council of Europe Adopts Gender Equality Plan for Audiovisual Sector

Magazine article Screen International

Council of Europe Adopts Gender Equality Plan for Audiovisual Sector

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Plan aims to combat the ongoing gender imbalance.

European human rights organisation the Council of Europe has published a report it hopes will address the gender imbalance across the audiovisual sector.

The Recommendation on Gender Equality in the Audiovisual Sector is a plan to acknowledge the ongoing problem of gender inequality and a series of suggestions for solutions.

The report states that “Gender equality is a necessary condition for the full enjoyment of human rights” and sets the following objectives:

* combating gender stereotypes and sexism;

* preventing and combating violence against women;

* guaranteeing equal access of women to justice;

* achieving balanced participation of women and men in political and public decision making;

* achieving gender mainstreaming in all policies and measures;

It will encourage all of its 47 member states to: review legislation and policies; collect, monitor and publish data; support research; encourage the ongoing development of media literacy; and enhance the accountability processes. …

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