The Department’s work for equality
Uppsala University, and thus also the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, shall have a long term and systematic work for equal opportunities encompassing all grounds for discrimination. The work shall be carried out on all levels within the University and the Department.
The goal is "to combat discrimination and in other ways promote equal rights and opportunities regardless of sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation or age.” (Swedish Discrimination Act 2014:958)
More detailed information on the Department's equality work can be found in the equality plans below.
The Department’s committee for equal treatment and opportunities (equality committee) develops the Department’s equality plan. The committee discusses questions regarding equal opportunities, plans and undertakes measures, arranges seminars for employees, and informs students about its work on these questions.
The quality committee is composed of the Department’s Equality Officer, the Head of Department, and representatives of the Department’s four corporations: teachers/researchers, technical/administrative staff, PhD students, and undergraduate students. The committee welcomes proposals and ideas for its continued work. The group meets a couple of times each year.
For 2017-2018 the members are as follows
Equality Officers: Charlotte Grech-Madin and Sebastian van Baalen
Head of Department: Magnus Öberg
TA-staff: Therese Pettersson
Teachers/researchers: Sabine Otto
PhD students: Sebastian van Baalen
Student representatives: Christiana Lang (Master) and Pauline af Ekenstam (Undergraduate)
For discussion of questions and proposals regarding the equality work you can contact the Department’s Equality Officers Charlotte Grech-Madin and Sebastian van Baalen via email or step by during office hours.
If you or anyone you know at work/in your course is exposed to discrimination or harassment on any of the grounds mentioned above, you can always turn to the Department’s equality officers Charlotte Grech-Madin and Sebastian van Baalen. If you would rather contact somebody else, you can also directly contact the Head of Department, Director of Studies, or the University’s Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor for Equal Treatment. All contacts with the Equality Officer are treated as confidential.
For employees, you can also contact the union, the occupational health service “Feelgood", or talk to the HR-Coordinator.
You are also welcome to contact Sebastian van Baalen during office hours in room B421, level 2, Gamla Torget 3. Please note that he may not always be in the office due to other obligations. For important matters, please contact us to schedule a meeting.
In the period 2017-2018, the equality committee plans to undertake a survey on students’ views around the equality work, including future opportunities in this area. Furthermore, an informal meeting in form of an “equality mingle” is planned that will give the opportunity to exchange ideas and viewpoints on the Department’s equality work.
The Equality Committee at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research has conducted a survey among students regarding Equality Work at the Department. The survey serves a dual purpose: For one, it should inform the Equality Committee about the current status of students’ experiences with equality issues, any perceived obstacles, challenges, or problems. Secondly, it leaves room for you to suggest areas for improvement, topics you are interested in, or measures and activities you want to suggest that can inform the Equality Committee’s work going forward.