Simon Dubnow Institute
for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University

Gender Equality

Equality of Opportunity

The Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow (DI) is committed to equal opportunities for women and men as well as family-friendly working conditions and does not tolerate discrimination.


The Equal Employment Opportunity Representative (EEO Representative) seeks to promote equal opportunity for women and men at the Dubnow Institute in keeping with the principle of the primacy of qualifications, competence and professional performance. In appointment procedures and support for junior scientific staff, the Equal Employment Opportunity Representative seeks to further justice and fairness in the workplace and to achieve a balance over the long term in the proportion of women and men on staff in all areas of the Dubnow Institute.


The Dubnow Institute aims to apply the General Law on Equal Treatment (AGG) and the Saxony Law on Women's Promotion and Empowerment (SächsFFG) and to implement the Requirement for Gender Equality and Equal Treatment as contained in the German Basic Law (Art. 3, Para. 2 GG). In this connection, the DI management team, working together with the EEO Representative at the Institute, has put together a plan for the promotion of women.


Its goal is to strengthen the role of women in science and scholarship, increase their number in management positions and support them by means of a range of measures for professional development and planning. The Equal Employment Opportunity Representative at the DI assists in realizing these aims and is also the contact person for all questions and issues relating to equal opportunity for women and men. The EEO Representative plays an active role in connection with all measures involving personnel, organization and social matters in so far as they pertain to gender equality, the compatibility of family and profession, protection from sexual harassment on the job and workplace bullying.


The Equal Opportunities Officer and her deputy are members of the Equal Opportunities and Diversity Working Group of the Leibniz Association. Their work is based on the Guidelines for equal opportunity of the Leibniz Association. There is also close cooperation with the Equal Opportunities Office of the Leipzig University.



In 2019, the Dubnow Institute was awarded TOTAL E-QUALITY for its successful gender equality work.

Sexualised discrimination and violence

The Dubnow Institute does not tolerate any form of discrimination. Affected persons are encouraged to report and complain about this. Concrete complaints can be addressed to all persons in a management position at the Institute. The Equal Opportunities and Personnel Officers can be the first point of contact for a confidential discussion and can offer help to those affected, for example in arranging counselling services.


Contact persons at the Leipzig University

Further advice centres


The EEO Representative offers advice and consultation regarding topics such as empowerment and promotion of women in the workplace, positive attitudes toward the family and the balance between work and home life, discrimination, sexual harassment and homophobia.


Email: gleichstellung(at)


Equal Employment Opportunity Representative
Dr. Monika Heinemann
Phone: +49 341 21735-66
Email: heinemann(at)
Consultation hours by arrangement


Dr. Julia Roos
Phone: +49 341 21735-753
Email: roos(at)
Consultation hours by arrangement