Gender diversity Alliance

Once, high heels for men were fashionable, acting was a real male pastime and pink was the norm for boys’ clothing. At the same time, doing your best in school and being able to learn well, wasn’t considered feminine at all. These are what we call gender norms: social standards about how men, women, boys and girls should behave. The Gender Diversity Alliance aims to influence gender norms and create more space, flexibility and diversity in gender.

The Gender diversity Alliance brings together dozens of Dutch organisations that are (or want to be) dedicated to increasing the acceptance of gender diversity and combating gender stereotypes. We are committed to accepting diversity and flexibility in ‘male’ and ‘female’ behaviour, equal appreciation of ‘masculinity’ and ‘femininity’, and broader and broader views on what ‘masculinity’ or ‘femininity’ means.

The core team of the Gender diversity Alliance consists of four organisations: Doetank PEEREmancipatorRutgers, en Movisie. In addition to this core team, the alliance consists of a constantly changing group of various organisations and individuals, which, for example, are connected to specific themes.

Four themes

In 2019-2020 the Gender diversity Alliance will delve into four themes and organise about each theme a so-called knowledge hub:

  • February 2019: Gender diversity and intersectionality
  • June 2019: Gender diversity and parenting
  • Autumn 2019: Gender diversity and education
  • Spring 2020: Gender diversity in the work place