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Verena Specht


Sonja Pyykkö


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Gender Equality Officer

Lansstraße 7-9
Room 211
14195 Berlin

Office hours

Please contact me during my office hours or via e-mail.

Deputy Gender Equality Officer: Sonja Pyykkö

Gender Equality at the John F. Kennedy Institute

The women’s advancement plan of the John F. Kennedy Institute supports the realization of the Berlin’s regional equality act as well as the women’s advancement guidelines of the Freie Universität Berlin.
The women’s advancement plan’s aims to realize equality of genders at the department. Hence an increase of the women’s representation is intended in areas where women are underrepresented.

The terms for study, work as well as for professional development of women at the department should be advanced. In addition the potential of teaching and researching should be broaden through the increased participation of women.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Gender Equality Officer

The Gender Eqaulity Officer works towards the equality of women at the department as well as the avoidance of discrimination against female members of the university and female applicants. She monitors the realization of the women’s advancement plan.

The office of the women’s representative is an electoral office which is exercised by a woman of the institute for two years. The Gender Equality Officer acts consultative on every committee at the department.