“Equitativa” (Equitable) National Program

Ministry of Culture
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The Ministry of Culture presented in 2019 the "Equitativa" (Equitable) National Program, through the Digital Culture Center (CCD), focused on the production, programming and diffusion of projects around gender equality, which takes place annually in March, the month in which International Women's Day is commemorated and with an annual programming.
The program is based on the Conceptual Guide for Cultural Programming which have a gender perspective and establishes its basic criteria and guidelines, in accordance with the principles of secularism and in compliance with current legislation, stipulating equality and parity between men and women, and seeks to eradicate the different types and modalities of violence against women. The intention is for each cultural and artistic venue to program activities considering this Guide, in line with its profile and curatorial lines within its assigned annual budget.
The purpose of the national Equitable gender program as an affirmative action is to make visible - and contribute to making viable - the work of women at all levels of the cultural and artistic field, inaugurating platforms for creation, production and dissemination.
The Ministry of Culture encourage their substantive areas and spaces -- libraries, television and radio channels, cultural centers, publishing houses, schools, fairs, festivals, galleries, museums, concert halls and theaters -- to join this program from its different fields of action, in order to open spaces for historical and current reflections on the problems, movements and discourses that feminisms, and other women's movements from different disciplines and territories, have produced to make visible their practices, critical positions, policies, community and artistic.
The projects of this national program will promote the participation of women in all areas and stages from production, programming and dissemination and that encourage their participation in spaces reserved for men, for example, in technical areas.
The program is based on the Equitativa Conceptual Guide, which establishes the criteria and basic guidelines for cultural programming from gender equality, created by specialists in gender and women's rights.
As a complement to the scheduled cultural activities, the venues are encouraged to incorporate gender equality into their work dynamics through awareness and training workshops scheduled during March, with a view to improving the working conditions of their staff and making viable the implementation of the Protocol for the prevention, care and punishment of sexual harassment and sexual harassment when required.

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

During 2019, the Ministry of the Public Function authorized the Ministry of Culture to have a Gender Unit, to foster a culture of complaint and promotes a new State's vision not only to ensure that there is safe spaces and training for its staff, but also reaffirm a vision with a gender perspective and inclusion in daily tasks.
Also, since March 2019, this agency has endorsed its policy of zero tolerance for all types of harassment, and for behaviors that threaten the integrity and dignity of people.
Following the launch of the Equitativa strategy, 260 activities were presented in different spaces and venues of the Ministry of Culture in March 2020, and other 27 will be scheduled during the year, in which circa 700 artists and 26 states of the country have participated.
The launch event was held on November 22, 2019 in Los Pinos Cultural Complex, within the framework of the international day against gender violence, in collaboration with the Ministry of Women of Mexico City. The event presented a two-day cultural programming with a gender perspective, with more than 30 activities including workshops, short film screenings, and concerts. In addition, there was a gender services fair and a bazaar of feminist collectives, gather an audience of 847 participants.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

2019: circa $29,646.62 US

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
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