4.2.10 Gender equality and cultural policies
A Law for Equality between Women and Men came into force in 1996. One important driver for ensuring equal opportunities for both sexes is the Federal Office for Gender Equality (FOGE), affiliated to the Federal Department of Home Affairs. Current key issues have no cultural policy focus. They include equal pay, how to balance family and professional life, domestic violence, and implementing the recommendations of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.