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Gender- & Diversityportal

 

Von jeher und in allen Kulturen der Welt gehört es zum Ethos der helfenden Berufe, Hilfe ohne Ansehen der Person Teil werden zu lassen. Ärztliches, therapeutisches und pflegerisches Handeln muss sich immer am Wohl der Patientinnen und Patienten ausrichten.

 

Die Medizinische Hochschule Hannover und jede einzelne Mitarbeiterin und jeder einzelne Mitarbeiter übernehmen eine besondere Verantwortung für die Menschen, die sich Ihnen anvertrauen. Durch aktives Gender & Diversity Management wird diese Verantwortung unterstützt und gestärkt. Die MHH hat bereits 2012 in einer interdisziplinären Arbeitsgruppe mit Förderung durch das Niedersächsische Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur eine Gender und Diversity Strategie erarbeitet.

 

 

Short english information:

 

In 2012 a group of experts at Hannover Medical School under the head of the gender equality officer and supported by a small fund from Lower Saxony's Ministry of Science and Culture developped a strategy paper on Gender and Diversity. Based on the ethics not only for physicians but for all health care professionals it was commonly agreed that MHH should install and explicitely commit to a Gender and Diversity Strategy.

As Categories of Diversity for MHH's strategy were adopted the six discriminating features of the German Federal Antidiscrimination Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz (AGG)): Age, Disability (according to the WHO definition), Ethnic Background, Gender (as a cross cutting category), Religion/Philosophy of Life and Sexual Orientation/Identity. As additional, equally important categories were accepted: Family Situation, especially Parenthood, and Social Status.

A couple of measures have been proposed to ensure a discrimination free culture for work and study at the university, some of which could already be translated into reality. For example there has been established this website, where to find relevant literature as well as information on guidance centres for the different categories of diversity inside and outside MHH. Also Guidelines for responding to sexualised discrimination an violence at MHH have been adopted by the Senate of the university. Already in 2013 MHH signed as a member of the Charter of Diversity (Charta der Vielfalt), a coalition of German organisations and companies supporting diversity.