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All Gender Restrooms

Why are all-gender restrooms being installed at MLU?

Restrooms in public buildings - unlike toilets in private rooms - are usually segregated by gender, based on a binary understanding of gender: There are women's and men's restrooms. In addition, it is not uncommon for stereotypical attributions to be made, for example when changing tables and hygiene containers are located exclusively in the women's toilets. This can present problems for diverse individuals, causing stress and discomfort, and can lead to experiences of discrimination.

There are many and very diverse people studying and working at our university. MLU values this diversity and actively takes steps to protect against discrimination. In order to allow everyone to use the restroom without stress or discrimination, all-gender restrooms are being installed at all central locations at MLU in addition to the men's and women's restrooms. People of all gender identities can use these.

Different people can benefit from the installation of all-gender restrooms, for example:

  • a person with non-binary gender identity
  • a father who wants to change his daughter's diaper
  • a trans* man who is menstruating
  • a woman with a disability who has a male assistant whose help she needs to go to the bathroom
  • a parent with children of different genders

To accommodate all of these life situations, as well as legal requirements, MLU specifically reclassifies wheelchair-accessible restrooms that have changing tables as all-gender restrooms.

All persons who feel more comfortable in binary-separated restrooms will continue to find an offering of separate men's and women's restrooms. There will also continue to be an offering of wheelchair accessible restrooms that are not used as all-gender restrooms. All restrooms will also be clearly signposted to enable people to locate the restroom that suits them.

You can recognize the all-gender restrooms by the eye-catching colorful signage. Each sign is individually unique and at the same time has common features that it shares with all signs. On each sign you will find a QR code that you can use to access this website.

Signs All Gender Restrooms

Signs All Gender Restrooms

Implementation status

The Anti-Discrimination Prevention and Counseling Office (Diversity and Equal Opportunity Unit) has identified suitable locations for the All Gender WCs in collaboration with the Representative for Severely Disabled Students, the Inclusion Officer of the Academic Senate, the Chancellor's Office and Department 4. A concept for the new signage for the WCs was developed together with the Graphics and Multimedia department of the Unit for University Marketing and Event Management.

The signs are currently being produced. The aim is to have the signs in place by the start of the 2022/2023 winter semester.

Locations

All Gender Restrooms will be located at the following locations:

Universitätsplatz und Umgebung

StandortAdresseAnmerkungen
LöwengebäudeUniversitätsplatz 11 (EG)rollstuhlgerecht,
mit Wickeltisch,
rollstuhlgerechter Eingang auf der linken Gebäudeseite
Studierendenrat (StuRa)Universitätsplatz 7 (EG)mit Wickeltisch und Toilettenhocker,
um Zugang zum Gebäude zu erhalten während der Öffnungszeiten bitte klingeln
Zentrum für Lehrer*innenbildungDachritzstraße 12 (2. OG)rollstuhlgerecht
Präventions- und Beratungsstelle Antidiskriminierung u.aDachritzstraße 12 (3. OG)vom Treppenhaus kommend zunächst geradeaus und am Ende des Ganges rechts abbiegen. Am Ende dieses Ganges befindet sich die Toilette auf der rechten Seite.
Institut für MusikDachritzstraße 6 (4. OG)rollstuhlgerecht,
mit Wickeltisch
Institut für MusikKleine Märkerstr. 7 (3. OG)rollstuhlgerecht,
mit Wickeltisch

Steintor-Campus

StandortAdresseAnmerkungen
Studentischer selbstverwalteter Raum (SSR)Adam-Kuckoff-Str. 34a (EG)rollstuhlgerecht
Institut für Anglistik/AmerikanistikAdam-Kuckoff-Str. 35 (1. OG)rollstuhlgerecht, mit Wickeltisch
Institut für SoziologieEmil-Abderhalten-Str. 26–27 (1. OG)Raum 1.07.0
ZweigbibliothekEmil-Abderhalden-Str. 25 (EG + UG)rollstuhlgerecht, mit Wickeltisch

Franckesche Stiftungen

StandortAdresseAnmerkungen
Institut für ErziehungswissenschaftenFranckesche Stiftungen, Haus 31 (EG)rollstuhlgerecht,
mit Wickeltisch
Institut für TheologieFranckesche Stiftungen, Haus 30 (EG)rollstuhlgerecht,
mit Wickeltisch

Weinbergcampus und Campus Heide Süd

StandortAdresseAnmerkungen
BiologicumWeinbergweg 10 (2. OG)rollstuhlgerecht
HörsaalgebäudeTheodor-Lieser-Str. 9 (EG)rollstuhlgerecht
Institut für ChemieVon-Danckelmann-Platz 4 (2. OG)rollstuhlgerecht
Institut für ChemieKurt-Mothes-Str. 2 (EG)rollstuhlgerecht
Institut für Geowissenschaften und GeographieVon-Seckendorff-Platz 3 (EG)rollstuhlgerecht
Institut für MathematikTheodor-Lieser-Str. 5 (EG)rollstuhlgerecht,
mit Wickeltisch
ITZKurt-Mothes-Str. 1 (EG)rollstuhlgerecht
ProteinzentrumKurt-Mothes-Str. 3a (EG)rollstuhlgerecht
ULB Heide-SüdVon-Danckelmann-Platz 1 (1. OG)rollstuhlgerecht

Sonstige Standorte

StandortAdresseAnmerkungen
Harz-MensaHarz 41 (EG)rollstuhlgerecht
Institut für Ethnologie/PhilosophieReichardtstr. 11 (EG)rollstuhlgerecht
Institut für OrientalistikMühlweg 15 (EG)rollstuhlgerecht

Contact

Do you have questions or feedback about the All Gender WCs at the MLU? You have noticed that the information on this website does not match the conditions on site? Or you would like to set up more All Gender toilets at your location?
Feel free to contact the Anti-Discrimination Prevention and Counseling Center with your concerns.

Funding

The installation of the all-gender toilets is realized within the framework of the FEMPOWER project at MLU. FEMPOWER@MLU is a project funded by the European Union and the state of Saxony-Anhalt as part of the state-wide program FEMPOWER Saxony-Anhalt.

Logos FEM POWER

Logos FEM POWER

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