Themis: Trust Centre against Sexual Harassment and Violence, since 2018

Themis: Trust Centre against Sexual Harassment and Violence (Themis – Vertrauensstelle gegen sexuelle Belästigung und Gewalt e.V.)
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Main aims:
Protecting and supporting victims of sexual harassment and violence in the cultural and media sector

Target groups:
Cultural and media professionals affected by sexual harassment and violence

Expected results:
Providing target groups with legal advice and psychological counselling in a safe space; ensuring the participation of trade associations and unions from the film and television sector as well as representatives of production companies, broadcasters, theatres, and orchestras in Germany in the trust centre's work

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

Trust centre established in 2018; grievances received and anonymously investigated; victims supported; sexual harassment and violence responded to and preventive measures taken

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Counselling work began on 1 October 2018;
* Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media: EU61,000 (2018); EU100,000 (2019);
* EU113,000 in third-party funding (2018): EU5800 from the Producers' Alliance (Produzentenallianz); EU15,000 from the Theatre Association (Buhnenverein); EU20,000 from the VFF copyright collective; EU40,000 from the ARD public broadcasting network; EU15,000 from the ZDF public broadcaster; EU15,000 from the Association of Commercial Broadcasters and Audiovisual Services in Germany (VAUNET)
* EU125,000 in third-party funding (2019): EU10,000 from the Producers' Alliance; EU25,000 from the Theatre Association; EU20,000 from VFF; EU40,000 from ARD; EU15,000 from ZDF; EU15,000 from VAUNET
Total funding: EU399,000 (2018 and 2019)

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Public Sector
Public Sector
German Theatre Association
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

The trust centre documents cases reported to it (information, counselling, prevention) anonymously; documentation is not yet available at the time of writing (December 2019)

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts
Performing Arts