VIDArte Prize – Art against domestic violence

Comission for Citizenship and Gender Equality
Cultural Strategy, Planing and Assessment Bureau
Key objectives of the measure:

To recognize artistic works in the areas of cinema, theatre and literature, announced during the period covered by the V Plan for Prevention and Combat to domestic and gender violence (2014-2017), that had focused the theme of domestic violence.

Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

Portuguese works or co-productions can apply, written in portuguese language and promoted during the period previously defined, works that show:

  • Violence caused by a power imbalance between men and women, expressed in physical, psychologic and sexual violence and whose victims are mainly women;
  • Violence as an obstacle to achieve equality objectives, development and peace, that infringe, difficult or cancel the full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms
Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Raise awareness concerning domestic and gender violence, to reduce social tolerance regarding domestic and gender violence; break up gender stereotypes that support relationships based in power and control dinamics from one of the members in relation to the other; make more visible personal and social consequences that life in situations of domestic violence comprises.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

Four prizes are awarded, of 5.000,00 Euros each, to the winning works in each of the areas. 

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