"Men and women are equal. The state promotes the effective implementation of equal rights for women and men and works to eliminate existing disadvantages."
At Heilbronn University, the Gender Equality Officer and her two current deputies are responsible for the statutory equality mandate.
The term of office is two years. The Gender Equality Officers are directly assigned to the Rectorate and are not bound by instructions in the exercise of their duties.
The Gender Equality Officer reports annually in a public Senate and University Council meeting on the status and development of gender equality work and the development of gender equality indicators at the Heilbronn University.
The equal opportunities plan describes development goals of the university in the field of academic staff and students. It contains key indicators and objectives as well as measures to promote gender equality. The equal opportunities plan for 2020-25 is currently being prepared.
The Gender Equality Officer takes part in the enforcement of constitutionally required equal opportunities for women and men and the elimination of existing disadvantages. The legal bases arise from the State Higher Education Act and the relevant university statutes. Extracts from the most important provisions are given in this overview.