Equality and non-discrimination work in the city of Oulu
The City of Oulu promotes the equality and non-dicrimination of its residents and customers in all of its services and activities.
The City of Oulu has approved the European Charter for Equality by the decision of the City Board in 2009. With its signature, the City of Oulu has publicly committed to promoting equality. The City of Oulu wants to increase the residents’ wellbeing by also promoting equality and non-discrimination.
The Non-Discrimination Act, which transformed in 2015, requires municipalities to promote non-dicrimination in a goal-oriented way. The Act on Equality Between Men and Women requires that municipalities promote equality between sexes in a goal-oriented way in all of its activities. After 2015, the act’s purpose is also to prevent discrimination based on gender identity or gender expression.
Most schools in Oulu have also created their individual plans for equality and non-discrimination. In schools, the plans have been designed through themes suitable for each grade.
Equality and non-discrimination work is executed on all City of Oulu administrative branches, whose activities are guided by the Operational Plan for Equality and Non-Discrimination.