Commitment to Sex Equality

At Glasgow Kelvin College, we are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment that promotes gender equality and eradicates sex discrimination. We strive to ensure that every individual, regardless of their sex or gender, feels valued, supported, and empowered to achieve their full potential.

Our Comprehensive Approach to Sex Equality

Menopause Café

We are proud to introduce our Menopause Café, a groundbreaking initiative designed to provide a supportive and open space for discussing menopause. This café aims to:

  • Foster Open Conversations: Encourage open dialogue about menopause, breaking down taboos and fostering a culture of understanding and support.
  • Provide Practical Support: Offer practical advice and resources to help manage symptoms and navigate challenges related to menopause.
  • Build a Support Network: Create a community where individuals can share experiences, offer mutual support, and feel less isolated.

Gender-Based Violence Support

Our comprehensive support system for those affected by gender-based violence (GBV) includes:

  • Access to Counselling Services: Professional counselling and mental health support for those affected by GBV.
  • Reporting Mechanisms: Secure and confidential reporting systems, including the option to report anonymously.
  • Partnerships with External Organisations: Collaboration with organisations such as Rape Crisis Scotland and Women's Aid to provide extensive support and resources.

Equal Opportunities in Leadership

  • Closing the Gender Gap: Implementing initiatives aimed at closing the gender gap in positions, ensuring equitable representation at all levels of leadership.

What we are doing

We Are

Working with Wise Women

Support to staff and students with Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre

Awareness raising GBV

Implementing new reporting hate crime system

Awards/ Charters

White Ribbon Scotland

Important Dates

  1. International Women’s Day - March 8
  2. Transgender Day of Visibility - March 31
  3. International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) - May 17
  4. International Non-Binary People's Day - July 14
  5. International Day of the Girl - October 11
  6. Intersex Awareness Day - October 26
  7. Transgender Awareness Week - November 13-19
  8. Transgender Day of Remembrance - November 20
  9. International Men’s Day - November 19

Additional Observances and Awareness Days

  1. Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation Day - February 6
  2. International Women and Girls in Science Day - February 11
  3. International Working Women’s Day - March 8 (part of International Women’s Day)
  4. Lesbian Visibility Day - April 26
  5. Menstrual Hygiene Day - May 28
  6. Pride Month (UK) - June (various events throughout the month)
  7. Non-Binary Awareness Week - Second week of July
  8. Women’s Equality Day - August 26
  9. Bi Visibility Day - September 23
  10. World Menopause Day - October 18
  11. International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - November 25 (start of the 16 Days of Action)
  12. Human Rights Day - December 10 (end of the 16 Days of Action)

Resources and Support

In addition to our internal initiatives, we provide access to a wide range of external resources to support gender equality: