Diversity Month

There is strength in diversity. We have put some surprising facts about diversity together here!

Bunte Margarite; Credit: Pixabay
Bunte Margarite; Credit: Pixabay

Did you know...

....that the right of protection against discrimination in Austria not only applies in regard to gender, but also in regard to ethnicity, religion and beliefs, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender presentation, and disabilities?

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Did you know that there is no exact number of genders?

It's been scientifically proven that gender is a spectrum, meaning a progression of gradations and variations? In this regard, it’s nearly impossible to put a number on just how many gender types the human species has. Surprised? Click here, opens an external URL in a new window to learn more.

Did you know that the JKU's student body is made up of over 106 different nationalities?

And that's just the diversity reflected in passports; the underlying diversity represented by family and migrant backgrounds is even greater. Click here to learn more.

Did you know there are several dimensions to diversity?
 

Each and every individual and person has a degree of diversity, meaning there is the inner dimension in regard to personality that encompasses various characteristics such as age, gender, social and ethnic origin, and mental and physical abilities. Each individual also has an external dimension that includes living conditions, such as where a person lives, marital status, income, beliefs, and education, but also social appearance, habits, and behavior. People are also diverse in an organizational dimension, particularly in the way they deal with certain work topics, or in that they belong to different professional or voluntary groups, practice hobbies, and much more. Click here, opens an external URL in a new window to learn more.

Did you know that out of the UN’s stated 17 goals, two focus on gender equity?

The UN’s 2030 Agenda for 17 Sustainable Development Goals includes fighting poverty, climate change, species extinction and disappearing biodiversity as well as two goals in regard to gender equity and less inequality. Click here, opens an external URL in a new window to learn more.