Oniris’s actions for real gender equality

Action plan for gender equality at work


On 25 November 2017, the French president declared that gender equality would be a major cause in his first five-year term of office. This is a priority for the French government. An agreement on gender equality at work in the French civil service was signed on 30 November 2018. It required each public employer to draw up and apply a multiannual action plan for gender equality at work by 31 December 2020.

This aim was enshrined in Article 80 of France’s law no. 2019-828 of 6 August 2019 on transformation of the country’s civil service (which modified France’s law no. 83-634 of 13 July 1983 by inserting two extra points). This law makes it compulsory for such a plan to be applied, it stipulates that such a plan’s duration should not exceed a renewable three-year period, and it sets the standards for its content. It also covers the reporting and handling of sexual violence and sexism.

From 2018, Oniris undertook to support gender equality at work. On 11 March 2021, Oniris’s Board of Directors approved the adoption of a plan for gender equality at work (2021–2024) (ruling no. 20210311-08).

You can download this plan opposite.

Download the Gender Equality Action Plan in pdf format.


Partnership agreement with the CIDFF

Oniris’s commitment to fighting sexual violence and sexism was given concrete form in January 2022 through an agreement signed with the CIDFF (Information centre on the rights of women and families) of France’s Loire-Atlantique department. This initiative introduced an external system for reporting, listening to and guiding Oniris students and staff members.

What is the CIDFF?

Créé en 1978, le CIDFF de Nantes est un acteur de la politique publique d'informations sur les droits des femmes, de la lutte contre les violences faites aux femmes et de l'égalité entre les femmes et les hommes.

What does the CIDFF offer as part of the partnership ?

  • The CIDFF welcomes, inside its buildings, Oniris students and staff members who believe they are victims of sexual violence, sexism, discriminations based on sex, or sexual harassment, as part of Oniris’s activities. Oniris students and staff members can meet up with legal advisers, who can tell them about their rights and support them in their approach.
    These Oniris students and staff members can be hosted in all the CIDFF’s reception points in France’s Loire-Atlantique department.
    If you are a victim or witness of sexual violence or sexism in the school, you can contact the CIDFF’s legal advisors by e-mail at : juriste.cidff44@gmail.com
  • The CIDFF undertakes to carry out awareness-raising actions and provide training courses on the abovementioned issues for the Oniris community.