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:
- transgender identity or expression
- religion or other belief
- sexual orientation
What can you do in the events of harassments?
The vice-chancellor is ultimately responsible for making sure that the university complies with the Discrimination Act. All managers and supervisors are obligated to make sure that any cases of harassment are investigated and acted upon. It is the responsibility of all staff to maintain a working environment free of any form of discrimination.
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 and in need of support?
All faculties have an equal opportunities administrative officer 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 NJ faculty's Equal Opportunities Officer can be found at the bottom of this page.
Every department have a collaboration group. The collaboration group conducts systematic work environment management based both on the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the Discrimination Act. SLU has a course for collaboration groups. The purpose with this training is to demonstrate practical ways of combining both work environment and equal opportunity efforts that facilitate them both. The course is aimed at groups that have begun systematic work environment management and can be given both in Swedish and in English. The course is 3 hours and can be held online or physically on site. If you want to book a course for your collaboration group contact your local HR specialist.
SLU's general web pages and documents regarding gender equality and equal opportunities
Active measures is the concept for the systematic and preventive work that the Discrimination Act requires. Departments can coordinate the active measures work with their systematic work environment work.
Gender mainstreaming is a strategy for achieving Sweden's gender equality policy goals and means that gender equality must be taken into account in all processes and decisions. The government has assigned SLU and all other Swedish higher education institutions a mission to work for increased gender equality through gender mainstreaming.
Here are links to web pages and documents that describe:
NJ Faculty’s Committee for equal opportunities
The Committee for Gender Equality and Equal Opportunities is the faculty’s information and planning forum for systematic work with gender equality and equal opportunities. Under contact information below you find a list of the NJ Faculty’s equal opportunities committee members (link to decision).
Each department has a contact person for matters related to gender equality and equal opportunities. They can forward any questions to the committee. Ask your head of department for the name of the contact person at your department.
Are you a student that would like to raise an issue with the gender equality and equal opportunities committee? If the answer is yes, contact your student union or the PhD Student Council.
Apply for JLV funding
The Committee for gender equality and equal opportunities announces funds for efforts to promote equal opportunities at the University. Both students and staff are welcome to apply for funds. Applications can be made throughout the year.
By providing staff and students with the chance to apply for funding, the Faculty via its JLV committee can draw on the dedication around the organisation and help students and staff to realise their ideas. The activities that result from the funding offer a great contribution to an employer’s and education provider’s statutory work with gender equality and equal opportunities.
For more information and instructions on how to apply, read more here