Gender Equality at the HZI

Promoting gender equality is a key strategic priority for the HZI. Our activities on gender equality are coordinated by the Equal Opportunities Officer.

Gender Equality

Creating the conditions to develop the full professional potential of women and men and to enable them to participate equally in working life is a complex challenge. For this purpose, we must establish adequate structures.

The responsibilities of the Equal Opportunities Officer at the HZI, including its various locations, is to enhance equal opportunities for women and men and to prevent discrimination based on gender. In addition, I support my colleagues in reconciling work and family life. Further key objectives of my work are to promote the potential of women and to strengthen the motivation and competence of the management staff in the area of gender equality.

Gender equality is a collective task and therefore all managers and employees bear responsibility.

Especially the “Notification of the Administrative Agreement between the Federal and Länder Governments on the Establishment of a Joint Science Conference (GWK Agreement)” and the “Federal Act on Gender Equality (BGleiG)” provides the legal framework for most of our work.

Apart from the Equal Opportunities Office, other representatives at the HZI are committed to a fair working environment like the Family Office, the Works Committee, the Representative Body for Disabled Employees and the International Office.

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