Goal 5: Gender Equality
The fifth Sustainable Development Goal is to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
What we're doing
International Women’s Day
Every year the University celebrates International Women's Day (IWD) with a variety of events throughout the week, including Leicester Wall of Women and numerous academic talks. The global theme for IWD 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge which recognises that gender diversity and equality will drive better world and we must continue to strive for this, not only on IWD by every day.
European Commission report
Dr Eugenia Caracciolo di Torella from Leicester Law School has jointly authored a report to the European Commission on the potential impact of the collaborative economy on gender equality. The study argues that the collaborative economy has the potential to affect the principle of gender equality in many respects, and as it continues to develop, these will become more apparent. It is clearly time to acknowledge and regulate the potential impact that the collaborative economy may have on gender equality.
Three members of the Business School wrote the Government Equalities Office report 'The effects of menopause transition on women's economic participation in the UK (PDF)'. This resulted in Leicester becoming the first university in the UK to have a menopause policy. The policy demystifies menopause by encouraging staff to talk about it candidly and informally, as well as encouraging men to talk about menopause too.