Gender equality and equal opportunities

Last changed: 22 December 2022

The work with gender equality and equal opportunities (JLV) is led by the vice-chancellor, who bears the utmost responsibility. At SLU, this work is organized into three levels, of which the faculty level is one.

What can you do in the event of harassment?

Here you can find more information that describes:

  • What constitutes discrimination and harassment?
  • How you as an employee can report harassment, sexual harassment and reprisals
  • Reporting harassment – for students
  • If you have seen anybody else being victimised

Are you a manager in need of support?

All faculties have an administrative officer for equal opportunities employed. The equal opportunities officer is to provide support to managers regarding both strategic and operational measures in order to achieve gender equality and equal opportunities.

Contact information for the VH faculty's Equal Opportunities Officer can be found at the bottom of this page.

Here you can find more information about SLU’s work on gender equality and equal opportunities.

The role of the faculties

The dean carries on the vice-chancellor’s wishes and direction for JLV work at the faculty level, and they are also responsible for ensuring that there is a JLV committee at the faculty. The faculty’s JLV officer supports the dean with operational work.

Gender equality and equal opportunities is to be achieved by gender mainstreaming and in accordance with the Discrimination Act's requirements for preventive active measures. This applies to the faculty as well as SLU as a whole.

All students and staff should have the same rights and obligations regardless of the seven grounds of discrimination in the Discrimination Act:

  • sex
  • transgender identity or expression
  • ethnicity  
  • religion or other belief
  • disability
  • sexual orientation
  • age

VH Faculty’s Committee for equal opportunities

The Committee on Gender Equality and Equal Opportunities (JLV Committee) is a forum at the faculty level for discussion and information about the university's ongoing work on gender equality and equal opportunities.

The members of the committee

The departments' JLV contacts

VH specific documents

The action plan will soon be published here.


Active measures

In the Discrimination Act, actions to prevent discrimination are called active measures. Working with active measures can usefully be coordinated with systematic work environment management (SAM) as defined in the Work Environment Act. Active measures should be continually implemented.

Gender mainstreaming

Gender mainstreaming is a strategy to meet Sweden’s political gender objectives. SLU and other Swedish higher education institutions have been given a special task to work for increased gender equality by gender mainstreaming their operations.

Definitions of JLV terms

What are discrimination, harassment, equal opportunities, equality and norms? Read the definitions here.


Malin Ekström
Equal Opportunities Officer, SLU, 018-67 10 15, 073-083 14 65