Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights releases third report, emphasizes upon women’s participation

In her third report to the Human Rights Council, the Special Rapporteur addresses how actions in the field of arts and culture can make significant contributions towards creating, developing and maintaining societies in which all human rights are increasingly realized. The increased social interactions, mutual understanding and trust that can be built or rebuilt through these initiatives are essential to achieve a range of human rights goals and to respect cultural diversity. Specifically, the report raised the issue of a global gender gap in cultural activities, and calls upon states to take effective steps, in accordance with international standards, to combat discrimination, including against women, and promote diversity in the cultural and artistic fields, including by urgently tackling sexual harassment in these fields


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