Working Environment Without Sexual Harassment

Lithuanian Film Centre
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

In 2019, the Lithuanian Film Centre implemented the project tackling the issue of sexual harassment in the Lithuanian film industry. The project started with the survey conducted by the experts of the Centre for Equality Advancement and the Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights aiming to define the scope of the problem. It revealed that sexual harassment is a widespread problem in the local film industry with 24 percent of respondents indicating having experienced such behaviour from their colleagues usually occupying higher work positions. It also showed that women are 3 to 6 times more likely to be sexually harassed than men and that actors among all positions are more likely to encounter such behaviour.
The second stage of the project included training sessions in small groups for film professionals. During these training sessions, participants learned to identify sexual harassment situations in the work environment and were analysing them. Groups led by the experts discussed the best possible ways to react to such unwanted behaviour and possible measures to prevent it. During the final phase of the project, the Centre for Equality Advancement in collaboration with the Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights developed recommendations for the Lithuanian Film Centre and the members of the film industry on the actions that need to be taken to tackle the sexual harassment problem.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

The Lithuanian Film Centre drafted recommendations for film producers regarding specific provisions to be included in film production contracts with creative and technical staff to ensure non-discriminative and free from harassment film production process. In addition, forms of contracts for film development, production and events financing, to be signed between producers and the Lithuanian Film Centre now also include the provision obliging producers to ensure a safe and non-discriminative environment.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

USD 5800 was allocated for the implementation of the measure.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Centre for Equality Advancement
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Dominios culturales
Cine / Artes audiovisuales