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Training for Equality and Diversity information is available on from the UL Equality and Diversity office or clicking on this website https://www.ul.ie/equality-diversity-inclusion/equality-diversity-inclusion/equality-diversity-inclusion-training

Looking for inspiration about what constitutes good practice? The Advance HE organisation who award the Athena Swan and Race Equality Charters has an information data base on gender and race equality initiatives in higher education https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/charters/rec-athena-swan-initiatives

The framework for equality and inclusion in UL is underpinned by two key documents: the UL Athena Swan Submission https://www.ul.ie/equality-diversity-inclusion/sites/equality/files/user_media/University%20of%20Limerick%20AS%20Bronze%20Institution%20Submission.pdf and the UL Equality and Human Rights Strategy https://www.ul.ie/UL_Equality_and_Human_Rights_Strategy.pdf

It is also informed by the national Gender Equality Action Plan which was published on 2018 https://hea.ie/assets/uploads/2018/11/Gender-Equality-Taskforce-Action-Plan-2018-2020.pdf

Further information on gender equality in higher education can be found at the Centre of Excellence located in the Higher Education Authority https://hea.ie/policy/gender/

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission is Ireland’s national human rights and equality institution whose purpose is to promote and protect human rights and equality in Ireland and build a culture of respect for human rights, equality and intercultural understanding in the State. https://www.ihrec.ie/

The Department of Education published a framework for consent in higher education entitled ‘Safe, Respectful, Supportive and Positive – Ending Sexual Violence and Harassment in Irish Higher Education Institutions’ (2019) https://www.education.ie/en/Publications/Education-Reports/framework-for-consent-in-higher-education-institutions.pdf

This was followed soon after by Guidelines issued by the Irish University Association to assist universities in ensuring an effective responses to reports or complaints of sexual misconduct https://www.iua.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/IUA-Guidance-for-Universities-Consent-Framework%C2%ADFinal_May2020.pdf