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 female* 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 film festivals, which is shared both nationally with the Federal Office of Culture and internationally with Le Collectif 50/50.
SWAN also conducted its own studies, see below: