Prevention and Eradication of Sexual Harrassment and Violence of Artist

Republic of Korea
Korean Artists Welfare Foundation
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism is implementing various institutional measures to eliminate gender discriminatory practices in the fields of art and culture and to support the safe creative environment for woman artists. There are a total of five organizations in charge of reporting and counseling sexual harassment and violence under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. First, there are 'Sexual violence reporting and counseling center for artists' and 'Artist Sinmungo', a counseling center for reporting unfair acts that is operated by Korean Artists Welfare Foundation. Then there is 'Content Gender Equality Center BORA' of Korea Creative Content Agency, and ‘DeunDeun’, a center for gender equality in the Korean film industry, of Korean Film Council. Lastly, there is a 'Sport Ethics Center' for athletes. These institutions and centers support artists and contractor artists in the cultural services, content professionals, filmmakers, and sportsmen with handling cases of unfair acts, especially sexual violence Each center supports sexual harassment and violence prevention education and gender equality education to ensure a safe working environment for the people in the fields of art and culture. Through the amendment of the 「Promotion Of The Motion Pictures And Video Products Act」 (August 2021), it is mandatory by the Article 3-7 (Preventive Measures Such as Sexual Violence Prevention Education) for them to take sexual harassment and violence prevention education before shooting, provided by ‘DeunDeun’, a center for gender equality in the Korean film industry. Since 2018, DeunDeun also runs a project to train and dispatch instructors for sexual violence prevention education in the film industry. In addition, in accordance with Article 13-1 of 「Equal Employment Opportunity And Work-family Balance Assistance Act」, stipulating that the employer should conduct annual sexual harassment prevention education in the workplace, Content Gender Equality Center BORA conducts on-site group trainings, non-face-to-face and online trainings by annual basis. In addition to this, they put diverse efforts such as publishing 「DeunDeun Issue Brief」, annual balance papers, and a guidebook to prevent sexual violence to create gender equal cultural environment in the film industry.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism established a sexual harrassment and violence victim relief system to prevent and eradicate sexual harrassment and violence in the fields of art and culture, and strengthened institutional improvement, sanctions against perpetrators, and education on prevention of sexual harassment and violence for field workers. In order to exclude public support for sexual harassment and violence perpetrators through the improvement of the system, the prohibition of sexual violence was stipulated in the standard contract. Moreover, the ?Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Operation Guidelines for the State Subsidy Management? was amended, and sexual violence prevention education became compulsory. In 2019, a survey on sexual harassment and violence by art and culture field was conducted. In 2020, a common survey table to compare and analyze by field was developed which was utilized in the factual survey in the fields of culture, art and tourism in 2021. Regular investigations on sexual harassment and violence will be conducted based on case analysis of counseling centers by sector and damage support measures in 2020. In addition, prevention educational contents for workers were developed (47 types) to prevent sexual harassment and violence for workers in the field, and field-tailored education such as 'Visiting Prevention Education' was conducted (2019~2021, 85,847 persons). From 2018 to 2021, the cumulative number of reports of the victims from The Sexual Violence Reporting and Counseling Center for Artists was counted 122 cases, 167 cases from ‘DeunDeun’, and 28 cases from ‘BORA'. In addition, The Sexual Violence Reporting and Counseling Center for Artists has appointed 15 advisors in each field to support the recovery of the victims of sexual violence through legal counseling, litigation support, medical expense support, and psychological counseling. The same services are provided via ‘BORA’ and ‘DeunDeun’. From 2018 to 2021, 31 cases of medical and counseling support and 212 cases of legal support were provided via ‘DeunDeun’. ‘BORA’ supported 1,280 cases with general counseling and 27 victims. Each organization is promoting various educational programs to prevent sexual violence as well. From 2018 to 2021, 8,630 people took the sexual violence prevention education conducted by The Sexual Violence Reporting and Counseling Center for Artists, and 14,056 people took BORA’s gender equality prevention education. DeunDeun has run 95 (2018), 119 (2019), 112 (2020) and 164 trainings. (2021).
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
1,276 Million Won, 971,000 Dollars /As of 2021
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Korea Creative Content Agency
Public Sector
Korean Film Council
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)