Gender equality and equal opportunities

Last changed: 30 June 2023

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

Faculty documents and resources

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 resulting from the funding greatly contribute 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

Are you a manager in need of support?

All faculties have an administrative officer for equal opportunities employed. The equal opportunities officer is to support managers regarding strategic and operational measures 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

NJ 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.

Questions to the committee can be addressed to:

  • Kommitténs ordförande: vicedekan JLV Johanna Bergman Lodin,
  • Kommitténs administrativa stöd: Lika villkors-handläggare Malin Ekström, .
  • Är du student och vill lyfta någon fråga till jämställdhets- och lika villkorskommittén? Ta då i så fall kontakt med din kår eller med doktorandrådet.

The members of the committee

Johanna Bergman Lodin, ordförande, institutionen för stad och land,

Linley Chiwona Karltun, institutionen för stad och land,

Karin Eklöf, institutionen för vatten och miljö,

Matthew Low, institutionen för ekologi,

Aurélien Saghai, institutionen för skoglig mykologi,

Två ledamöter utsedda av Sluss.

The departments' JLV contacts

Every department has a contact person for gender equality and equal opportunities who can raise issues with the JLV committee. Contact details can be received from the head of the department.

A list of all heads of department at the NJ Faculty.

Is there a new equal opportunities representative at your department or unit? Please let us know ( so we can send invitations and information to the right person.

Action Plan

If you have suggestions for activities that you would like us to organize or information that should be available on the website, please contact us at


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.