Observatory

Gender equality

The French Association of Orchestras is committed to equality between men and women and works for a better representation of women in orchestras.

What you need to know

Gender equality: a priority cause for the AFO

The charter for equality between women and men in orchestras and operas

PEARLE* Award 2018

The Association Française des Orchestres and the Syndicat des Forces Musicales were jointly awarded the European "PEARLE*2018" Diversity and Equal Opportunities Award on 22 November 2018 following the adoption of the Charter for Gender Equality in Orchestras and Opera Houses, signed by all their members.

This prize is a real encouragement for the future, as the notions of diversity and equal opportunities are now at the heart of the approaches of orchestras and operas.

AFO studies and key figures

  • La représentation des femmes au sein de la programmation des orchestres

Saison 2018-2019

Saison 2020-2021

  • La représentation des femmes au sein de la communication des orchestres

Saison 2018-2019

Saison 2020-2021

  • La répartition des femmes et des hommes dans la gouvernance des orchestres

Saison 2020-2021

Training courses