Gender Equality Office of the USC

Casa da Balconada. Rúa Nova, 6 / Tel.: 881 811 310 - 881 811 309
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USC’s social commitment with the principle of gender equality led it to be one of the pioneers in the creation of the Gender Equality Office (OIX) in 2006.

The USC has a II Strategic Plan for Equal Opportunities between men and women (approved by the Governing Council of the 16th of December 2013), which will be in force for 5 years.

The operation areas of the Plan are the following:

1.USC policies: activities which promote awareness raising and institutional commitment with gender equality and mainstreaming

2. Training, teaching and research: inclusion of gender perspective in teaching and research.

3. Existence, promotion and representation: promotion of equal opportunities in the career development of the USC’s staff and a balanced presence and involvement of men and women in the degrees and governance bodies.

4. Conciliation and shared responsibility: encouraging shared responsibility and claiming the right of conciliation

5. Harassment and sexist attitudes: creating a protocol on prevention and intervention, training and awareness rising against gender violence.

6. Social and healthcare conditions at work: introducing gender perspective in the prevention of occupational risks.