Diversity and Equality label at the heart of the Drac Ile-de-France’s commitment
Since November 6, 2017, the DRAC Ile-de-France has been certified by AFNOR for its policy in favour of diversity and gender equality.
Holder of the double ALLIANCE label diversity and equality, issued by AFNOR Certification, the Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs (Drac) Ile-de-France was one of the departments of the Ministry of Culture audited in June 2017 and has drawn up an action plan covering the 4 years of labelling.
This action plan takes into account the issues of occupational equality between women and men and proposes to combat gender stereotypes and sexual and gender-based violence and all other forms of discrimination, whether they concern disability, sexuality or origin (25 criteria of discrimination are currently recognized by law).
These commitments concern both DRAC officers, who will be trained and made aware of these issues, recruitment policies within our administration, but also the policies that we implement in the Ile-de-France region as a decentralized department of the Ministry of Culture, the objective being to promote women’s access to positions of responsibility, to aim for a better representativeness of these -In particular, the Commission has set up a Committee of the Regions, which is responsible for the implementation of the Community’s Structural Funds.
The DRAC’s action plan is part of the overall approach taken by the Ministry of Culture, and particularly in the context of the 2019-2022 Equality Roadmap presented by the Minister of Culture on April 3, 2019.
Culture is a sector where gender inequalities remain particularly pronounced, as shown by the national figures from the High Council on Equality between women and men (source: Inequalities between women and men in culture, HCE Report, January 2018), supplemented each year by the LIFO statistical data established under theMonitoring gender equality in culture and communication :
- 60% of art school students are women;
- 40% of active artists are women;
- 20% of artists supported by public funds are women;
- 20% of programmed artists are women;
- 20% of cultural leaders are women;
- 10% of the artists rewarded are women;
- Average salary is 18% lower (equal position and equal skills).