Vilnius University / Vilniaus Universitetas

GENDER EQUALITY BODIES

Academic Ethics Commissions

Each faculty has its own Academic Ethics Commission. The Central Academic Ethics Commission (treated as a second instance) investigates interfaculty cases and cases involving severe violations of the Code of Ethics.

 

Vice-Rector for Organization and Community Development

Department for Community Development

Equal Opportunity Coordinator

Responsibilities:

- Ensuring equal opportunity treatment for all members of the community (both staff and students);

- Coordination and control of equal opportunity assurance and implementation at various divisions of the University;

- Representing community members who have experienced discrimination;

- Monitoring the needs of community members with disabilities; inclusion planning; coordinating related activities at University divisions;

- Creating and supervising an awareness and competence program for University staff and students in the sphere of equal opportunity.

 

GENDER EQUALITY MEASURES

Gender Equality Plan

GEP planned:
SPEAR programme (Supporting and Implementing Plans for Gender Equality in Academia and Research) carried out with focus on supporting implementation of gender equality plans (GEPs) at European universities.

 

Work-Life Balance

Flexible working arrangements:
- Flexible working arrangements available for academic and non-academic staff, though used mostly by academic staff.

Childcare support:
- Childcare rooms at University premises.

 

Decision-making and leadership

Promoting equal representation in decision-making: requirement to present both female and male applicants during University Council elections; requirement to ensure equal gender representation when forming commissions that carry out expert evaluations of applicants for academic positions and staff reappointments.

 

Career progression

Equal pay measure: first calculation of gender pay gap in 2019.

 

Integration of gender into research and teaching and Gender Studies / Programme

Gender Studies Centre
http://www.lsc.vu.lt/en/

Courses “Gender studies”, “Equal opportunity and anti-discrimination” and others.

Conferences, seminars, public lectures.

Gender studies group at KnF VU

 

Mobbing, Sexual Harassment

Anti-harassment policy: a website in the Student Services subcategory, concerning sexual harassment with information on how to contact a representative charged with receiving and processing reports (in a confidential manner) about cases of sexual harassment, along with information about psychological consultations.
Source: https://www.vu.lt/en/studies/student-services/sexual-harassment-and-discrimination

Training on sexual harassment for staff and students

Victims can apply to the Dept. for Community Development.

Awareness-raising

Public lectures for staff, administration and students.

 

 

 

HR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH

Phase

Implementation

 

Utilization of HR Excellence in Research to enhance gender equality

Vilnius University Diversity and Equal Opportunities Strategy 2020-2025 and Strategy Implementation Plan 2020-2023 (gender equality is one of the main priorities in these documents).