Students and staff of all genders should have the same opportunities at universities to participate in the acquisition and production of knowledge - at least ideally.
However, trans people - those whose gender does not match the one they were assigned at birth - experience all kinds of hurdles in their everyday lives that make this more difficult for them.
Most people at university want to deal with each other in an appreciative manner. After all, we all have the same goal: to acquire knowledge and create new knowledge.
There is often still very little knowledge about the topic of trans. Many people do not know how they should meet trans people. In addition, regulations, premises and institutions of universities often exclude trans people.
Our new Guideline for universities on the inclusive treatment of all genders is designed to help university staff create appropriate structures and resources to make the university a place where trans people can pursue their work and learning equally and without barriers.
The guide addresses five topics that will be explained in more detail in posts on the blog in the near future.
- Language included
- Non-discriminatory learning structures
- Creation of gender-neutral toilets to complement gender-segregated facilities.
- Self-determined and low-threshold change of name and gender entry
- Effective institutions to act quickly and professionally in concrete cases of discrimination
If you have any questions about the guide, please contact us at email@example.com