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FemSTEM is a news website / blog intended for women and girls of all ages and created with the aim of disseminating scientific knowledge. It is a space for anyone that wants to enjoy science. They write articles about science for the news, answer frequently asked scientific questions and interview top scientists.

Femengin is a group of women from the world of engineering made up of teachers and students from different areas and students that work to increase gender diversity in the classrooms of the UdG. Its task consists in networking to connect women from the world of engineering. The objective is to be able to share experiences and coordinate to increase the number of women in the field of the Engineering.

TheJoint University Institute for Women and Gender Studies
TheIIEDG of the UdG originated from the joint activity of different research groups form seven Catalan universities, among them the UdG. Its objective is to bring together the research groups in women and gender in Catalonia and to achieve recognition in the university sphere. Even though the IIEDG was officially recognised in 2008, it is in fact an initiative that was launched in 1999. It teaches the Joint Master in Women, Gender and Citizenship Studies

"Women and Science", General Directorate of Research: Government of Catalonia
Women and science provides information about the DGR’s most important events, as well as documents on the current situation of women scientists, links to websites related to the subject of gender and science, and access to the biographies of renowned scientists.

General Directorate of Equality of Opportunities at Work , Department of Work, Government of Catalonia
Information about the equal opportunities at work policies of the Government of Catalonia.

Catalan Women's Institute, Government of Catalonia
TheInstitute has a documentation centre that "gathers, technically organises and disseminates all types of information and documents about social equality between men and woman and the promotion of women and their participation in the social, political, cultural and economic spheres.
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Barcelona City Council's Documentation Centre of the Women’s Information and Resources Centre (CIRD)
The CIRD is a document archive specialised in women’s studies and focused on the subject areas that the local authority acts in (violence against partners and domestic violence, preventing violence, sex work, health and political participation, among others). This material is certainly of interest to both students of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree studies and professionals. Support is also provided by our document expert who can assist you in your bibliographical research.

*You can consult the online catalogue by going to "Collective Catalogue"

Strategic plan of gender equality policies 2019-2022 of the Government of Catalonia

Document outlining the actions to promote effective equality between women and men in this period, which includes six lines of action, twenty-one strategic objectives, one hundred and three operating objectives and three hundred and twenty-six events for the coming years to implement the transferable policies on the gender perspective in all the local authorities of the Government of Catalonia. It also outlines actions of a more sectorial and operational nature. One of the strategic lines of this plan is the Integral Program against male violence 2019-2022.

Gender Equality Program - Vives Network of Universities

The Vives Network launched the institute's new corporative portal last June. In this link you can consult the web page of the Gender Equality program, which outlines all the main actions and projects developed by the Working Party of this area. You can consult the list of indicators of the gender perspective in teaching and research and gender bias at the Xarxa Vives universities selected by the working party.

Observatories of Equality and Equality Plans of the other Catalan universities

Ministry of Equality, Spanish Government
Information on the “Ministry of Equality” flow chart, actions to be carried out and links to related institutes.


Women's Institute, Ministry of Equality, Spanish Government


This institute provides statistics on the situation of women in Spain in relation to demography, family, education, science and technology, work-life balance, work and social benefits, health, power and decision-making, violence, social inclusion/exclusion, vulnerability, EU indicators, and so on.

Women and Science Unit, Ministry of Education and Science, Government of Spain
This unit is responsible for developing positive action measures in the academic, scientific and technological areas. The publication “Académicas en cifras,“2007", which collects data about the situation of women in the Spanish public universities and makes a comparative analysis, can be downloaded from their website.

Women and Science, Science and Society , Research Directorate, European Commission
Provides information on European Commission policies in the area of women, gender and science.

European Gender Equality Institute
Its objective is to provide support for European institutions and Member States in promoting equal opportunities for men and women and in the fight against gender discrimination, and to raise awareness of this subject among European citizens.

UN Women
United Nations entity for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment. They work to eliminate discrimination against women and girls, for women’s empowerment and to achieve equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries for development, human rights, humanitarian actions and peace and security.


This UdG Guide for an egalitarian use of language is designed to serve as an advisory tool for all members of the university community to ensure that the texts and linguistic uses we produce are respectful, inclusive and free of stereotypes and discriminatory expressions.

Law 11/2014, of 10 October, to guarantee the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersexual people and to eradicate homophobia, biphobia and transphobia; to establish a clear mandate for universities so that they include cross-cutting protection, support and research measures to raise the profile of LGBTI people and awareness raising and non-discrimination measures. Article 13 focuses specifically on the universities, but these are also referred to throughout the text on several occasions when other areas of intervention are mentioned (see point 3 for a collection of the articles of the Law relevant to universities).

This Guide is designed to provide all the stakeholders of the university administration with tools to implement actions to comply with the provisions of the Law.

The Strategic plan of gender equality policies 2019-2022, to implement actions to comply with the provisions of Law 17/2015, of 21 July, on effective equality between women and men, is the instrument that determines the objectives and transferable measures that must be applied to guarantee gender equality in the area of the Administration of the Government of Catalonia.

This report is on the second line of work under 2018-2019 biennial plan: the gender bias relating to the various groups in the Xarxes Vives university communities (students, admin and service staff, and teaching and research staff) based on an analysis of aspects of professional and academic career. The study has been coordinated and carried out by the doctors Inma Pastor Gosálbez (Universitat Rovira i Virgili) and Anna Pérez-Quintana (University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia) and in collaboration with the doctoral degree student Anna Sánchez Aragón.

  • Consult the report here