COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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Poland/ 4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates  

4.2.10 Gender equality and cultural policies

There is a relatively high degree of feminisation in public sector cultural professions. However, there are still few women holding executive posts and there are no special programmes to promote the position of woman in the cultural sector.

Below is an overview of the share of women working in public culture sector. These figures represent the total number of women working in 5 specific sectors of professions as defined by the Central Statistical Bureau:

  • activities connected with film and video (92.1);
  • radio and television activities (92.2);
  • other artistic activities and entertainment (92.3);
  • information agencies (92.4); and
  • activities of libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural activities (92.5).

Table 2:    Share of women working in the public cultural sector, 1995, 1998 and 2000

Year

Total number of employees

% share of women

1995

99 100

60

1998

103 600

60

2000

101 400

62

Source:    Data from Central Statistical Office (GUS).

The figures indicate a high percentage of women working in these fields and show that in terms of numbers their position has remained steady since the mid-1990s.

Two women have held the office of Minister of Culture since 1989: Izabella CywiƄska (12th September 1989 -14th December 1990) and Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa (31st October 1997 – 25th March 1999).


Chapter published: 20-08-2015

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