In conjunction with a number of calls for action in the wake of #MeToo from several parts of the cultural sphere in Sweden, work began on measures to prevent harassment, discrimination and a culture of silence, and promote gender equality in the cultural sphere. Numbers of measures have introduced to counteract discriminations and sexual harassment, for example, the Equality Ombudsman and Swedish Work Environment Authority have been commissioned to distribute information about the responsibilities of the employers. Some examples of specific measures in the cultural field are the government's new guidelines for the national scenes for 2018-2019, where the mission was present how they worked with prevention and promotion to counter sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination. Special efforts have also been made in the film area, where the Swedish Film Institute was commissioned for an international seminar in Cannes which received great attention from politicians and media. The Swedish Arts Council had the assignment to raise the issue in dialogue with the Swedish regions, who are responsible for distributing funds to regional cultural activities throughout the country.
The measures have resulted in better awareness and change in the organizations' policies regarding equality and opposing harassment and discrimination of various kinds. It has therefore resulted in a more active work process for the organizations to work on these issues.
Within the existing budget of the agencies concerned
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Cultural institutions, Government agencies