Gender Equality and portrayal

Combating discrimination and promoting equality remains a core concern of FIA.  This work is guided by the Gender Equality and Equal Opportunities Charter adopted by the Federation in 2010. It is clear that women performers face a range of obstacles and challenges that impact significantly on their working conditions and careers. A wide body of research, including surveys carried out by the Federation and its member unions, testify to this fact. Women performers face shorter careers, lower wages and a narrower choice of work. The question of the portrayal of gender and the representation of the experience of both men and women is also an important one. Full and equal opportunities are of benefit to all performers. Finding solutions for common challenges related to social protection, work-life balance, childcare and sexual harassment are key for both men and women performers who wish to earn a living from their craft.