Data, data, data. That is the key!
To tackle a problem as vast as gender inequality, one first needs to have a clear and solid understanding of it. From its beginnings, SWAN has believed in the fundamental importance of gathering gender data to better map the situation before addressing it with targeted best practices.
The blatant discrimination towards women filmmakers revealed by the first Swiss Gender Study in Film Funds in 2015 gave birth to SWAN.
SWAN is involved with gathering gender data through the Pledge of parity and inclusion for films festivals, which is shared both nationally with the Swiss Federal Office of Culture and internationally with Le Collectif 50/50.
SWAN also conducted studies of its own, see below: