Policy for enhancing the creative role of women

The Ministry of Culture
The Foreign Cultural Relations Sector
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The ministry of culture seeks to promote gender equality in the production of arts on content on one hand and in having access to this creative content on the other hand. This includes two key pillars from the Ministry's pillars of action:
-The first pillar is related to the concept of cultural equality and is one of the seven projects in the ministry's action play. It should be noted that the concept of cultural equality from a broader perspective includes the just production, distribution and reception or access to cultural and creative goods or services between major cities on the one hand and rural or isolated areas or areas that are distant from the capital on the other. It also includes the just distribution between the two genders in terms of content production and access to various cultural services.
- A budget of 367 million EGP has been allocated to the Cultural Justice Program for the fiscal year 2020-2021, which starts on the 1st of July 2020 and ends on the 30th of June 20201.
- The second pillar is the policy for the enhancement, support and protection of gender equality in the various fields of cultural work, and it includes:
- Enhancing women's employment opportunities in the fields of cultural administration
- Enhancing women's training opportunities at the Ministry of Culture
- Enhancing women's opportunities of getting a fair share of the various cultural services (Included in the Cultural Justice Program)
- Enhancing women's opportunities for career growth within the sectors of the ministry
- Enhancing women's opportunities to represent Egypt in the international cultural events organized by the ministry abroad as part of the activities and events of the official cultural exchange between Egypt and other states. Below are participation rates of women in official Egyptian Delegations compared to men's participation rates between 2016 and 2019.

Women's Participation Rates in Cultural Delegations Compared to Men from 2016 to 2019
2016 Women 51% Men 48.03%
2017 Women 62.03% Men 37.97%
2018 Women 50.77% Men 49.23%
2019 Women 58.54% Men 41.46%

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

Including women in delegations abroad to participate in cultural and artistic activities:

First year (2016) Number of Activities (59 activities) 79 women 73 men
Second year (2017) Number of Activities (41 activities) 49 women 30 men
Third year (2018) Number of Activities (25 activities) 33 women 32 men
Fourth year (2019) Number of Activities (19 activities) 24 women 17 men

Total 144 Activities 185 women 152 men

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

376 million EGP
Cultural Justice Program Budget

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
The Ministry of Culture
Public Sector
The Foreign Cultural Relations Sector
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)
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