Gender equality and equal opportunities

Last changed: 17 April 2024

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

Apply for funding of activity or material that promote equal opportunities

Staff, students and operational units are encouraged to arrange activities that promote gender equality and equal opportunities. Funding is available for such activities. These activities could include workshops, lectures, study visits or study circles and can be aimed at a specific group of students or staff, or be open to everyone. You can also apply for funding for creating or purchasing special JLV-related materials, such as books or other printed materials. Read more in the document “Application guidelines” below.

Application guidlines

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

LTV equal opportunitites and gender equality committee

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.

Questions to the committee can be addressed to:


Anna Tengstam, Equal Conditions Administrative Officer
LTV Faculty, SLU, 040-41 54 43