Gender equality work goes on at the University of Oulu

University of Oulu published a new Gender Equality and Diversity action plan—a GEP for years 2019–2022, which is the seventh in order. The first one was drafted already in 1997. The brochure recaps the current tasks of the gender equality work at the university and it is published today—the national Day of Equality, March 19th.

University of Oulu has published a new brochure about equality and diversity. The brochure presents the objectives of the equality and diversity work, how it is conducted and provides a list of annual events addressing gender equality and diversity on campus. It also exemplifies how both students and staff can promote the equality and diversity goals in their everyday. The GEP is an example of systematic work conducted at the University of Oulu to promote equality and diversity, which is led by the Gender Equality and Diversity Board nominated to the duty by the Rector.

University of Oulu is on a right track, but also nationally various issues still requires a constant consideration and systematic improvement, as illustrated in EIGE’s gender equality index from 2019: https://eige.europa.eu/publications/gender-equality-index-2019-finland

Today, the 19th of March, is the Day of Equality in Finland. It is also the day of Minna Canth. She is the only woman in Finland, who is commemorated in the form of a national flag day. Minna Canth (1844–1897) was an advocate of women’s rights, who as a writer described women’s daily life and as a journalist brought out societal defects. To learn more about her, watch for example:

Download the flyer here.