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New gender policy 2020-2024

Less than a decade remains to realise the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and associated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). None of the 17 SDGs can be achieved without the contribution of higher education. We challenge ourselves daily to apply the principles of Agenda 2030 into our policies, goals, interventions and partnerships.

One of these principles which is central to Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is the principle of “Leave No One Behind”.

We are very proud to introduce our updated policy document reflecting on how VLIR-UOS will contribute to more gender equality by mainstreaming gender. We consider this policy as an instrument for conducting a dialogue with partner universities on gender sensitive issues and for putting gender on the agenda. It is applicable on both our interventions (programmes, projects and scholarships) and the organisation VLIR-UOS itself.

Read our new gender policy