The Office for Equality and Diversity in the Swiss Audiovisual Industry was created by SWAN to promote gender equality and diversity in every layer of the audiovisual industry and to reinforce the career of women* by providing useful and up-to-date information.
The Center informs the players of the industry as well as the public about gender and diversity issues in the Swiss audiovisual industry. It provides information, sets up prevention and awareness campaigns, develops educational tools and takes part in pilot projects.
The Center addresses the stereotypes, prejudices and violence that female* professionals and minorities are faced with. It also highlights their undervalued and invisible work.
The Center helps women* find resources for a safer work environment and equal pay, training, funding and access to employment. It also supports companies, organisations and authorities in their efforts to establish a more balanced and inclusive industry.
The Center conducts researches and produces studies on topics related to gender and diversity in the Swiss audiovisual industry.
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Although they are few in number, there are programs that promote diversity and support female* authors, producers, directors and screenwriters in the development of their project.