Economic participation and opportunities for women, their political influence and civic engagement - these are complicated and unsolved gender issues. The British Council and PPV Knowledge conducted a study among four countries to understand how it is going on in cultural and creative industries, which stereotypes are common and how people successfully fight them.
To figure out what we gain from watching films about strong and determined female characters HelloGiggles talked to a couple of experts.
Experts have interviewed five hundred men and women in four countries to understand why women in some industries get lower salary, why it is necessary to defy stereotypes even if they are not that noticeable and why men in some countries are fearful of being a ballet dancer. Study findings were presented at HeForShe conference in Kyiv by the British Council programme manager Iryna Prokofieva and study coordinator Kateryna Kravchuk.
In our selection you'll find practical tips from several women about entrepreneurship and careers in the cultural sector.