With the Gender Equality Plan embodied in the statutes, BOKU is committed to promotion of equal opportunities for all BOKU members. This plan motivates all BOKU members to interact in an appreciative and resource-oriented manner.

The gender equality work at BOKU is based on several legal foundations and international agreements:  

Legal basis Equality (national)

  • Bundes-Verfassungsgesetz / B-VG (Federal Constitutional Law)
  • Gleichbehandlungsgesetz / GlBG (Equal Treatment Act)
  • Bundes-Gleichbehandlungsgesetz / B-GlBG (Federal Equal Treatment Act)
  • Bundes-Behindertengleichstellungsgesetz / BGStG (Federal Disability Equality Act)
  • Behinderteneinstellungsgesetz / BEinstG (Disability Employment Act)
  • Bundeshaushaltsgesetz / BHG (Federal Budget Act)

(for further information see Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research)

International Conventions Equality

  • CEDAW – Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
  • CEDAW Austria
  • SDGs – Sustainable Development Goals  
  • Istanbul Convention 

(For further information see Federal Ministry of Education, Research and Science)