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ICOM 2013 in Rio(5)
The International Symposium on Inclusion and Gender Mainstreaming in Copenhagen as part of the Inclusive Museum Knowledge Community conference in April 2013 (Co-chaired by the President of ICOM, Paris) expressed strong concerns about the inadequate engagement with gender and women’s issues in museums ;
Gender mainstreaming and other cultural borders of diversity such as race, ethnicity, class, faith, age, physical ability, economic status, regionalism and sexual orientation are important for the development of the principle of inclusiveness in museums;
ICOM must continue to expand and encourage the inclusion of its Members and their communities and countries across the world, with the aim of becoming a globally representative INGO;

It is recommended by the 28th General Assembly of ICOM, meeting on 17 August, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that the newly elected President and the Executive Council:

Develop a systematic approach to assessing the extent to which its programmes and activities, including various Committee deliberations, address cultural and linguistic diversity benchmarked against the ICOM Cultural Diversity Charter, and as part of this agenda;
Develop a Gender Mainstreaming policy and actively ensure its implementation as an integral part of ICOM’s strategic directions.
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In addressing Gender Mainstreaming:

1. We recommend that museums analyse the narratives being told from a gender perspective.
2. In order to have a gender policy, we recommend that museums work with audience, staff and programmes from a gender perspective and at the same time with the embodiment of ideas.
3. We recommend that museums use the analysis of inter-sectionality (race, ethnicity, gender, class, faith, sexual orientation and so on) to realise the idea of inclusiveness in museums.