Center for Islamic Theology

Gender Equality Commission of the ZITh

Welcome to the website of the Gender Equality Commission of the ZITh!

The Gender Equality Commission supports the University's Gender Equality Representative in the performance and implementation of her duties. It has also set itself the task of promoting awareness and appreciation of diversity and creating an awareness of equality. Furthermore, it supports the measures of the Family Office in the implementation of a family-friendly university.


The Commission currently consists of the following members:
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Lejla Demiri (Chairperson), Prof. Dr. Erdal Toprakyaran (Deputy Chairperson), Canan Balaban, and Zehra Gürler.


General information

Gender Equality Representative for academic staff and students:

Prof. Dr. Ruth Scoralick
Wilhelmstr. 26, 2nd Floor, Room 207b
+49 7071 29-74958

Appointments with the Gender Equality Representative are available by arrangement.

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Family Office for all University members:

Wilhelmstr. 26, 2nd Floor, Room 208
+49 7071 29-74961

Opening Hours:
Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 12 pm

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Audit Vielfalt gestalten
Keplerstraße 2, Room 106
 +49 7071 29-76144


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Gender Equality Office for academic staff and students:

Wilhelmstr. 26, 2nd Floor, Rooms 207 and 207a
+49 7071 29-74958

Opening Hours of the Gender Equality Office: Monday to Thursday from 9am to 12 pm

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Equal Opportunities Representative for non-academic staff:

Christl Glauder
Wilhelmstr. 26, 2nd Floor, Room 210
+49 7071 29-77766

Appointments are available by appointment

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Diversity Office:
Wilhelmstr. 19, Room 031

Inken Köhler

+49 7071 29-74947

Ulrieke Thrien

+49 7071 29-74946

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Past Events

Proteste im Iran (2022)

Online-Panel on 05 Dec 2022 about the protests in Iran


Guest Lecture by Leyla Jagiella (2022)

TEA-Guest Lecture „Eunuchen, Hidschras, Transsexuelle Frauen – Verhandlungen von Geschlechteridentität in der globalisierten muslimischen Moderne“ held by Leyla Jagiella on 03 June 2022


Gender Justice in Muslim-Christian Readings (2019)

Two events held by Prof. Dr. Anne Hege Grung from the Theological Faculty at University of Oslo


Practice Lectures by Shabana Pervez (2018)

TEA-Practice Lectures on "Religious Education in the UK" held by Shabana Pervez on 25 June 2018


Lecture Series Summer Semster 2016

In the 2016 summer semester, the Gender Equality Commission at the Center for Islamic Theology invited a number of international female academics who have made great achievements in researching other faith traditions. The lecture series entitled "Women and Religion" consisted of seven public lectures, a practical lecture and a documentation on the topic of women and religion from an interreligious perspective.


Practice Lecture by Shabana Pervez (2016)

TEA-Practice Lecture on "Religious Education in the UK: Reflections from Secondary School in Birmingham" held by Shabana Pervez on 10 May 2016


Practice Lecture by Hacer Ince (2016)

TEA-Practice Lecture on "Helfen, Unterstützen, Begleiten - Ein Praxisvortrag aus dem Alltag der Sozialarbeit" held by Hacer Ince B.A. (Sozialarbeiterin) on 28 Oct 2016