SSHM was awarded a Gender Equality Charter Mark (GEM) Bronze Award in 2014. The GEM is the extension of Athena SWAN to arts, humanities and social sciences and contributes to promoting gender equality in the academic environment.
All GEM participants signed up to the following principles of the
At institution and department level:
address gender inequalities requires commitment and action at all levels of the
- To tackle
the unequal representation of women or men requires changing cultures and
attitudes across the organisation
absence of diversity at management and policy-making levels has broad
implications which the organisation will examine
system of short-term contracts has negative consequences for the retention and
progression of staff
- There are
both personal and structural obstacles to women making the transition from PhD
into senior academic positions and managerial levels, which require the active
consideration of the organisation
employment policies, practices and procedures should actively promote gender
- A broad
range of work actively undertaken by staff should be recognised in their career
progression and promotion.
At institution level
- To tackle
the unfair treatment often experienced by trans people requires changing
cultures and attitudes across the organisation.
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