is the average annual income of women insured through the Künstlersozialkasse (social security insurance for artists); men earn € 19,514 per annum (2018).
45.2% of doctorates
are received by women. However, women only hold 23.4% of university professorships (2018).
Our goal: Eliminating stereotypes in culture and science
Women hold fewer leadership positions in the cultural and media sectors and earn less. The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media established the round table “Women in Culture and Media”, which presented and subsequently put through recommended courses of action for more gender equality. Initiatives, such as ProQuota Film, ProQuota Media and ProQuota Stage, sensitise the public for the continued underrepresentation of women in culture and the media and aim at raising the quota of women in leadership positions. They are supported by the Federal Government.
Equal chances for women and men are also an issue in the science sector. The Federal Government and the states (Länder) have seen many successes over the past years in getting more women to join the science system – at different levels, even in top positions. In order to further increase women’s participation in science, however, organisational structures will need to be improved further.
What we want to achieve:
The Federal Government aims to achieve an equal presence and participation of women and men in culture. This includes making women more visible in the media. In order for art and culture to be progressive and sustainable, they should not be reproducing stereotypes. We therefore want to heighten the awareness for stereotypical depictions of women and men in films, magazines and advertisements.
The Federal Government takes the interdisciplinary topics “Women in Science” and “Gender in Research” into consideration in all areas of work, as the sustainable integration of women in sciences is not only a matter of justice. Mixed teams produce better results and furthermore broaden perspectives in research.
Today, women in Germany are better educated than ever before. In science and research, including at doctorate level, women and men are represented in almost equal parts. However, with every career level upwards there are fewer women. We aim to reduce these inequalities.
The Federal Government aims to improve the reconcilability of scientific work and family.
Our measures: How equal participation in culture and science can be achieved
Project office “Women in Culture and Media”
Initial funding for the Vertrauensstelle gegen sexuelle Belästigung und Gewalt (confidential service line against sexual harassment and violence)
Women Professors Programme of the Federal Government and the states
National Pact and Funding Line for Women in STEM Careers
Digital German Women’s Archive
Report on the social and economic situation of female and male artists and creative people with the aim of achieving equality and diversity in the culture and media sectors
Gender-responsive framework and target agreements with German cultural mediators abroad
Paying attention to gender equality standards when distributing public funds in the culture sector
Binding gender equality standards for scientific and research facilities