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Equal Opportunities at UFZ

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„Equality means equal opportunities for women and men in all areas of society.“1

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The Equal Opportunities Officer has the mandate to promote equality between women and men at the UFZ and to identify and counteract existing and future discrimination based on gender and gender identity. read more…

She is involved in all personnel, organizational and social measures concerning the equality of women and men, the reconciliation of care work and the workplace, and protection against sexual harassment in the workplace. In this context, she also provides advice and support to individual employees.

The legal mandate of the Equal Opportunities Officer is to counteract discrimination against women in the workplace. At the same time, the legal situation is changing dynamically and gradually approaching reality, e.g. through increasing attention to gender diversity. The Equal Opportunities Officer supports the UFZ in the resulting adaptation processes. Despite the binary formulation of the legal basis, it is the claim to include the concerns and representation of non-binary and trans persons in the equal opportunities work as much as possible.

Third Equality Report of the Federal Government, p. 4

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What do equality and equal opportunities have to do with me and my behaviour? How do I create good conditions for everyone? Who is seen, who is not? How can I get involved?

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Of Course! & Of Course² - Two Comics about inspiring female scientists

of course cover © 2021 Waves to Weather Audine Laurian's comics address the problem of gender-specific loss rates in scientific careers. Both female and male role models play an important role for pupils, students and young scientists.

Two comic books, called "Of course!" and "Of course²" present the personal careers of fifteen scientists. They have all experienced gender bias and unbalanced team compositions firsthand at home, at school, and during their training, as well as in their workplaces. They all made positive changes with courageous decisions and now lead satisfied and fulfilling lives as scientists and scholars. (

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