Survey of Workplace Cultures + Dignity at Work in Irish Screen Industries
The deadline of 10th September is fast approaching to fill in the Women in Film and Television Ireland (WFTI) comprehensive survey on Workplace Cultures & Dignity at Work in the Irish Screen Industries.
The survey, conducted in collaboration with Screen Ireland, seeks to shed light on issues such as bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, humiliation, victimisation, assault, and sexual assault within the screen industry.
The qualitative and quantitative industry report will be led by WFT Chair Dr. Susan Liddy. The researchers are Dr Susan Liddy and Dr Fergal Rhatigan. The researchers acknowledge the support of Olwen Dawe and Dr Ciara Murphy.
The research aims to uncover the extent and frequency of harmful behaviours, as well as workers’ experiences in the screen industries. The investigation is driven by the urgent need to address concerns highlighted by the 'Speak Up: a call for change' report, which underscored the prevalence of such behaviours within the wider Irish arts sector.
WFT Chair, Dr. Liddy stressed, 'It is essential that we gather accurate and comprehensive data to understand the challenges faced by workers in the Irish screen industries. By exploring these issues, we hope to contribute to a safer, more respectful, and inclusive working environment for everyone involved. We are grateful to Screen Ireland for their support.'
The research methodology will include surveys and data analysis. The survey will be open to all professionals working in the Irish screen industries, including freelancers, creatives, crew members, and other industry stakeholders. The insights gained from this research will provide a foundation for the development of targeted actions to address and mitigate harmful behaviours.
To ensure the research’s success, Women in Film and Television Ireland encourages all professionals within the Irish screen industries to actively participate in the survey which can be completed in just 15 minutes. The survey will provide valuable data for driving positive change and improving the overall workplace culture.
'By sharing your experiences, insights, and concerns, you are contributing to a brighter and safer future for everyone working in the screen industry. Your voice really does matter, and we encourage all screen workers to participate in this important survey,' said Dr. Susan Liddy.
The deadline for the survey has been extended to 20th September 2023.