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Featured Article: The White House's First Summit on Women - The Guardian

"We’re still boxed in by stereotypes about how men and women should behave… We need to keep changing the attitude that raises our girls to be demure and our boys to be assertive. That criticises our daughters for speaking out and our sons for shedding a tear. We need to change the attitude that punishes women for their sexuality but gives men a pat on the back for theirs." - President Barack Obama

A Short Introduction to QGI

‌The Gender Initiative provides a channel for women’s views on priority issues for women to come to the fore. This forum also acts as a route through which women’s responses to policies, practices and procedures can be made known to senior oganisational managers.

Reflective assessment teams in Schools engage with the gender equality agenda in their specific contexts.  They develop and implement action plans to address equal opportunities issues.  Regular meetings between the Gender Initiative Director and Vice Chancellor along with other senior managers keep communication flowing between all groups.


Aims and Objectives

Students enjoying life at Queen's

  • To foster an ethos of gender equality
  • To mainstream exemplar equality practices 
  • To make QUB a recognised leader in equal opportunities for women and men


Medical Students at Queen's

  • The Athena SWAN Charter encourages and recognises commitment to advancing the careers of women in higher education and research.
  • Queen's University Belfast has been a member of the SWAN Charter since its formation in 2005.
  • The University currently hold one of only Silver Institutional Awards, along with 12 Departmental Awards.

Mentoring for Leadership Launch


Important Dates

21st June 2016 Portrait Unveiling