Promotion of Policies for Gender Equality in the field of culture

Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction/General Secreteriat for Genter Equality
Key objectives of the measure:

Equality between women and men in all sectors.

Scope of the measure:
Local, Regional, National
Nature of the measure:
legislative, regulatory, institutional
Main feature of the measure:

The General Secretariat for Gender Equality (within the structure of the Greek Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction) is the governmental agency responsible for planning, implementing, and monitoring the implementation of policies on equality between women and men in all sectors. The GSGE drafted the 2010-2013 National Program for Substantive Gender Equality, which  was a program of national scope. Its actions covered all the country’s regions, addressing a wide range of regional as well as national public policies.  The GSGE is now updating the 2016-2020 National Action Plan for Gender Equality, to which the theme “Gender and Culture” is being included, indicating the significant role of culture in the process of securing gender parity. In 2012-2015, the GSGE continuously acted  in concert with cultural institutions and other agencies to promote gender equality through a coherent set of cultural activities. Furthermore, the GSGE monitors the signing of the “European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life”. To date, the Charter has been signed and accepted by all (13) the Regional Authorities of Greece, as well as by 163  (out of 325) Municipal ones.  

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Enhancement of genter equality.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

No data available

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)