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A booklet is available promoting women workers in the film industry entitled "Cinderellas, Queens and Godmothers of Croatian Film 2012/2013".

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Croatia/ 4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates  

4.2.10 Gender equality and cultural policies

There are no specific programmes or campaigns in this field that focus on culture and cultural policies, although women are dominant employees in the sector and prominent participants in all artistic and cultural activities and productions. Gender issues are systematically monitored and adequate policies are designed by the government and parliament bodies for the promotion of gender equality: Governmental Office for Gender Equality, Committee for Gender Equality of the Croatian Parliament, and the State Ombudsman for Gender Equality.

Among one of the rare such actions was a round table on the gender inequality in the audiovisual sector organized by the Governmental Office for Gender Equality in July 2008 entitled ‘Visibility of women in Croatian cinematography’ that resulted in policy recommendations for HAVC. It can be said that some of these recommendations later on contributed to changes in decision making and also to the publication on booklet promoting women workers in the industry entitled ‘Cinderellas, Queens and Godmothers of Croatian Film 2012/2013’ prepared by HAVC and financed by European Women’s Audiovisual Network (EWA). This cooperation with EWA continued and in 2016 the results of the study "Where are the women directors in European films? Gender equality report on female directors (2006-2013), with best practice and policy recommendations" that was carried out in Croatia and six other European countries, showed further gender inequalities in the film industry.

Chapter published: 04-05-2017

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