5 Gender equality

Sustainable Development Goals
SDG 5 Gender equality

The fifth SDG focuses on Gender Equality and relates principally to remuneration for work, labour participation and the position of men and women in business and management. Another specific goal is the reduction of violence against women. At NHL Stenden we focus on these issues in various ways. 

We want to be an inclusive institution where everyone feels welcome and at home, which is why we must do our best to create an inclusive work and study environment. The IDARE (Inclusion, Diversity, Anti Racism and Equity) working group plays a key role in keeping us on our toes regarding these issues. 

To me, being able to be who you are is one of the most important values of our institution. All students and members of staff are welcome at NHL Stenden, regardless of background or sex." - Erica Schaper, Chair of the Executive Board


The IDARE working group was set up to promote an inclusive learning and work environment in which everyone feels they are treated equally, respect is par for the course and diversity is embraced. This group consists of students and member of staff from the teaching faculty and support departments.

Gender Equality Plan 

By signing the Gender Equality Plan, NHL Stenden stresses the important of gender diversity and inclusion and we commit to promoting the application of the principles of equal opportunity and to ensure a safe learning and work environment in line with this public statement. The Gender Equality Plan sets out the substance of this public statement.

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Gender Equality Plan

With the Gender Equality Plan, NHL Stenden underlines the importance of (gender) diversity and inclusion.
Diversity Day

Minor Inclusive Education

The Inclusive Education minor aims to prepare students to be knowledgeable about and capable of providing inclusive education.

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 1

No poverty

A major social problem that we would like to eliminate.

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geen armoede
Goal 2

Zero hunger

Focuses on sustainable and friendly food production and less waste.

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geen honger
Goal 3

Good health and well-being

Tackles smoking, obesity and alcohol consumption to ensure healthy lives.

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goede gezondheid welzijn
Goal 4

Quality education

Our main goal: to provide knowledge and skills for all.

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kwaliteits onderwijs
Goal 6

Clean water and sanitation

We focus on water quality and efficient water use in the Netherlands.

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schoon drinkwater sanitair
Goal 7

Affordable and clean energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

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betaalbare duurzame energie
Goal 8

Decent work and economic growth

Economic growth through equitable use of capital, labor and resources.

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waardig werk economische groei
Goal 9

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Sustainability and innovation of mobility and infrastructure.

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industrie innovatie infrastructuur
Goal 10

Reduced inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries.

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ongelijkheid verminderen
Goal 11

Sustainable cities and communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

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duurzame gemeenschappen
Goal 12

Responsible consumption and production

More efficient use of resources and sustainable production and consumption.

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verantwoorde consumptie productie
Goal 13

Climate action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

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Goal 14

Life below water

Focuses on clean and livable seas and oceans. Plastic does not belong there.

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leven in het water
Goal 15

Life on land

Focuses on resolving conflicting concerns while respecting nature.

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leven op het land
Goal 16

Peace, justice and strong institutions

Focuses on peace and security, because insecurity has a lot of impact.

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vrede justitie
Goal 17

Partnerships for the goals

Deals with partnerships needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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