This plan will make it possible to “give the tools to put an end to the omerta”, according to the Minister of Culture.
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A new series of measures to fight harassment and gender-based and sexual violence. Subsidies for performing arts will be conditional on compliance with‘”commitments” formal against this violence, announced the Minister of Culture Roselyne Bachelot, Thursday, November 25, in an interview with Parisian.
In addition to complying with the Labor Code, it is about “create an effective reporting system and process each testimony” and “train management from 2022” and the framing “the collection of words and the management of situations of violence and sexist and sexual harassment”, specified the minister. The 1,249 structures currently subsidized will also have to “formally sensitize teams and organize risk prevention, and initiate monitoring and evaluation of actions”, she detailed.
A point will be made with each structure at the end of each grant period, she said. Will have to comply “in particular the national stages, national drama centers, choreographic centers, but also the festivals, places and supported companies”.
“We can directly act on structures depending on us financially because we have retaliatory measures, but I am confident for the others”, she asserted. This plan will allow “give the tools to put an end to the omerta, because you have to call it that, which has protected a certain number of predators”, hopes Roselyne Bachelot.