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Gender Equality Commission


"Thinking equality intersectionally"

Universities cannot be viewed in isolation from social power structures. Structural injustices persist in the university context: While 58% of students are female, the proportion of women at professorial level is still below 25%. However, equality is not achieved when white, heterosexual cis women are represented in higher academic levels and university leadership positions. It is also about equal participation opportunities for and representation of trans and non-binary people, people with a migration background, people from educationally disadvantaged families, people with scarce financial resources, people with few social networks and people with a physical impairment. The struggle for effective equality continues and this struggle must be intersectional!