Strategy -
Global Priority Gender Equality

    Extracts from Draft Programme and Budget 2010-2011
    35 C/5, vol. 2
    Major Programme IV

    Global Priority Gender Equality

    The mainstreaming of gender equality in cultural heritage policies will focus on aspects that relate to capacity-building and economic development. Education and training in conservation and management of cultural, natural and intangible heritage will also contribute towards women’s political and social empowerment. Action in the field of creative industries will heighten the socio-economic impact of small craft enterprises giving priority to women craftworkers and support will be provided to women as principal bearers of intangible cultural heritage; hence, crucial actors of the transmission of knowledge and know-how. UNESCO will also continue its cooperation with women’s associations involved in dialogue, especially interreligious dialogue, for conflict-resolution and reconciliation in Africa, drawing on the results and recommendations of seminars and training courses for trainers (TOT) held during the previous biennium. Moreover, the development of culturally appropriate and gender-responsive policies and actions at the country level in HIV/AIDS prevention and care as well as in maternal health will be pursued, in particular in the framework of the "Delivering as One" approach at the country level.

    Expected results at the end of the biennium

    • Women’s active and visible participation in cultural and creative industries increased
    • States Parties to the 1972 Convention encouraged to increase women’s active participation in World Heritage Committees and related management and conservation initiatives for World Heritage
    • Gender equality integrated into the development and implementation of capacity-building activities for museums
    • Opportunities increased for women to gain managerial experience in museums
    • Understanding among UNESCO stakeholders

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