UNESCO Report on Gender Equality and Culture
The 2014 UNESCO Report on Gender Equality and Culture Gender Equality, Heritage and Creativity, consolidates for the first time existing data and research, presenting a global overview of the current status, issues, challenges and opportunities in gender equality and culture. Drawing on the core areas of UNESCO’s mandate in culture, heritage and creativity, it includes contributions from human rights experts, government representatives, international research groups and think-tanks, academia, artists and heritage professionals, and concludes with recommendations to Member States, intergovernmental and non-governmental international and regional bodies, national institutions, civil society and private sector entities.
Founded on UNESCO’s commitment to advancing human rights in cultural life, the Report demonstrates that cultural diversity and human rights can and must be seen as mutually beneficial, with gender equality as a touchstone for genuinely people-centred development. It reinforces that equality in rights, responsibilities and opportunities in culture are a precondition for people to fulfil their potential, for culture to thrive and for all humanity to ultimately benefit.
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