Athena Swan at the School of Nursing and Midwifery

In Trinity College Dublin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery, we are strongly committed to gender equality within our academic, learning and health service environments. We have led on the College’s Equality Committee and are centrally involved in Trinity’s University of Sanctuary and Inclusive Curriculum structures, and in driving collaborations for gender diversity and justice. EDI underpins our School values as we seek to create a welcoming and supportive environment and community that celebrates diversity and promotes equity, inclusivity, and social justice. We have adopted and are committed to incorporating the Athena Swan Charter Principles with a view to addressing gender equality in impactful and sustainable ways across our School.

The School of Nursing & Midwifery is committed to:

  • Adopting robust, transparent, and accountable processes for Athena Swan work.
  • Making and mainstreaming sustainable structural and cultural changes to remedy the effects of inequalities and social injustices.
  • Tackling behaviours and cultures that detract from the creation of an institutional campus culture that is safe, respectful, and supportive.
  • Addressing unequal gender representation across the School community.
  • Fostering collective understanding that intersectional inequalities be accounted for.
  • Mitigating the equality impacts of short-term and casual contracts for staff seeking sustainable careers.
  • Supporting flexibility and the maintenance of a healthy whole life balance.
  • Fostering collective understanding that individuals have the right to determine and affirm their gender.

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What Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) means to the School of Nursing and Midwifery.