As cross-cutting issues, gender equality and diversity management are central pillars of the BMBWF’s management tools. The specific tasks are based on existing national and European agreements with a high degree of obligation due to legal requirements. The Admin./1: Gender Equality and Diversity Management department fulfils these tasks along the entire education chain as follows:
- Gender equality and diversity management in education
- Gender equality and diversity management in science and research (in German only)
The Working Group for Equality Issues at the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) (in German only) is established in accordance with the Federal Equal Treatment Act (Bundes-Gleichbehandlungsgesetz) and deals with all issues relating to equal treatment and the promotion of women at the Ministry.
Guide to gender-neutral language
The BMBWF’s language guide (PDF, 176 KB) (Sprachleitfaden, in German only) contains guidance on how to communicate in gender-neutral language that includes both women and men.
“These mandatory guidelines are aimed at all staff throughout the Ministry – both those in the Central Office and employees in all subordinate departments as defined in the 2002 circular.”