What can organisations do to enhance the diversity, including the position of women and other under-represented groups, in their organization? How do we combat the discrimination and devaluation of minority groups? Researchers join forces with societal partners to solve complex gender and diversity issues, as well as to develop strategies for implementing diversity in order to achieve societal inclusion and change. 
The Gender, Diversity and Global Justice is part of research expertise area Institutions for Open Societies.

Why is inclusion important?

Research has demonstrated that building a society that is inclusive for all genders, ethnicities and other group dimensions alike, is crucial from a fundamental rights and individual fairness perspective, from a societal perspective and an economic perspective.

  • News

    • Join us for the IOS Fair Transitions / LANDac Summer School

      We are excited to host a range of lectures and activities at the crossroads of the fair transitions and land governance debates in this year’s Summer School: Fair Transitions and the Politics of Land: Institutions and Imaginaries for Inclusive Futures. We hope it will draw many of you to Utrecht!
    • Mara Yerkes appointed professor

      Yerkes wants to study how policy influences social inequalities, and how these inequalities are experienced by various individuals and groups.
    • Gender balance in political decision making

      The European Equality Law Network, coordinated by Utrecht University publishes its report on the Promotion of gender balance in political decision-making.
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  • Events

    • First Annual RE-WIRING Full Consortium and Stakeholder Meeting

      The research project Realising Girls’ and Women’s Inclusion, Representation and Empowerment (RE-WIRING) will have their first Annual Consortium and Stakeholder Meeting. The project is the result of collaboration within the strategic theme Institutions for Open Societies.
    • Workshop: The History of Bodily Integrity

      On 22 June, this workshop will bring together historians and other scholars who are working on the theme of bodily integrity.
    • Equality Law in Context: Illuminating Intersections in Search for Global Justice

      The tenth annual conference of the Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law (BCEE) is held at Utrecht University, in the Netherlands on 28-30 June. It aims to create a sense of community among equality scholars and advocates around the world. We hope to learn from each other as we compare legal problems and borrow insights from other disciplines in our pursuit of innovative ways to redress inequality.
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