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In recent years, the interest of the public authorities in issues related to gender equality has experienced a notable growth. This is reflected in the adoption of a series of laws aimed at removing the obstacles that continue to prevent equality between women and men provided for by law from being truly effective.

Under this legal framework, the different spheres involved in the social structures must adopt strategies that promote the goal of gender equality in their relevant areas of activity and influence. By virtue of its role as an institution that provides values and in compliance with specific regulations, the University, following the laws on gender equality, must, not only promote equality, which is being consolidated throughout the Spanish State, but also the drive towards equality between women and men in the academic sphere.

The Organic Act 3/2007, for the effective equality of women and men, provides for a powerful instrument to promote the achievement of this goal: gender equality plans.
Gender equality plans, as defined in article 46 of the aforementioned Act, are "an orderly set of measures adopted after a diagnosis of the situation, aimed at achieving equal treatment and opportunities between women and men at work, as well as at eliminating discrimination on the grounds of gender. Gender equality plans shall establish the specific equality goals to be achieved, the strategies and practices to be adopted for their achievement, as well as the establishment of effective systems for monitoring and assessing the goals set.

(Abstract of the Presentation of the "1st UA Plan for Equal Opportunities for Women and Men" ) 



Gender Equality Office

Universidad de Alicante
Carretera de San Vicente del Raspeig s/n
03690 San Vicente del Raspeig
Alicante (Spain)

Tel: (+34) 96 590 9644

Fax: (+34) 96 590 3464

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Carretera San Vicente del Raspeig s/n - 03690 San Vicente del Raspeig - Alicante - Tel. 96 590 3400 - Fax 96 590 3464