Violence, Harassment Rife in Latin American Performing Arts Industries – What We Know!

Nearly 90% of employees within the audiovisual and performing arts industries in Latin America and the Caribbean have skilled harassment and violence within the office.

The surprising figures have been revealed in a brand new report printed by the UNI International Union’s media, leisure and humanities division along with the Worldwide Federation of Actors (IFA).

Responding to the joint UNI and IFA survey, 87% of ladies stated they’d skilled violence or harassment within the office whereas 95% of trans and non-binary employees reported the identical. 70% of males responding to the survey stated they’d additionally skilled violence and harassment at work.

37% of respondents throughout your complete area stated they’d been sexually harassed at work, rising to 54% in Mexico alone. In Peru, 65% of employees within the business stated they have been afraid or reluctant to go to work as a result of they’d been harassed or skilled a violent scenario, or somebody on their staff had.

81% of ladies additionally stated they’d skilled “micro machismo” within the office (in comparison with 26% of males), which means they’d skilled “entrenched attitudes of male superiority and the prevalence of every day incidents of normalized macho behaviour.”

“I used to be ‘invited to retire’ from two comedies in the midst of rehearsals as a result of I used to be pregnant,” one nameless performer reported whereas others reported producers asking them out in trade for casting them in a job.

The report was collated from 1,423 individuals working throughout 16 international locations in Latin America and the Caribbean who work in performing arts, audiovisual and media industries.

53% of respondents work in movie, 39% in theater and 36% in tv. Different respondents come from promoting, radio, dance, circus and puppetry.

Circus and puppetry have been proven to have essentially the most incidents of sexual harassment, with 50% of respondents from these industries reporting they’d been victims. Puppetry employees additionally reported the very best ranges of profession limitation as a result of maternity or paternity (39% of respondents) adopted by movie (34%). Girls’s careers have been by far essentially the most impacted by parenthood (36%) in comparison with males (19%) and trans and non-binary employees (16%).

Among the many suggestions on the finish of the report are the necessity for extra schooling and coaching, awareness-raising, mediation and containment and the formation of specialised teams made up of “delicate and knowledgable professionals” to help on set and different efficiency areas.

“It is a essential investigation that includes a number of Latin American international locations and can give us the information to know and confront office violence and harassment,” stated Sonia Santana, president of Sindcine Brasil and vice chairman of UNI Media, leisure and humanities Americas. “There’s a entire macho tradition in Latin America that should be combated. Figuring out types of harassment is one solution to do it.”
Alicia Dogliotti, vice-president of FIA, added: “Violence in opposition to ladies and trans and non-binary professionals takes many types within the work atmosphere: harassment, sexual harassment, segregation, wage discrimination, hiring restrictions, glass ceiling, simply to call just a few. We urgently wanted a transparent and exact prognosis with a purpose to promote and undertake particular insurance policies. We discover on this survey a superb device for such a prognosis and the creation of important networks to generate higher and extra equitable working situations and, because the report itself signifies, to construct secure, dignified, egalitarian and respectful of range workplaces.”

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