SDG 5 - Gender equality

Achieving gender equality involves ending discrimination, exploitation and violence against women and girls. Supporting balance in gender roles and providing equal access to opportunities can also help to achieve economic prosperity for all people.

We are supporting all students to have the best experience possible at LJMU, regardless of their gender. That’s why we’re the first UK university to provide free period products across campus and we’ve set up Menopause Cafés for staff. We’re also championing gender equality in the wider community, reflected through our involvement in the This Girl Can campaign with Sport England.

Key statistics

221 bathrooms

We have placed free menstrual products in all 221 bathrooms across campus.

40 actions to support diversity

The Equality Strategy will protect those with protected characteristics and low socio-economic status from discrimination.

6,500 women participants

Over 6,500 women participated in the I Will if You Will campaign which led to Sport England developing ‘This Girl Can’.

2014 award

LJMU was awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze award in 2014. The Charter aims to transform gender equality within higher education and research.