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After decades of steady progress in terms of gender and sexual rights, several parts of Europe are facing new waves of resistance. These movements oppose the so-called ‘gender ideology,’ and unveil a crucial role of the Roman Catholic Church. Belgium stands out as an intriguing exception. This talk will give an overview of anti-gender movements in Europe and explore some of the reasons explaining Belgian exceptionality.

About the Speaker: David Paternotte is an assistant professor of political science at the Université libre de Bruxelles. After many years of research on same-sex marriage and LGBTQI activism, his work concentrates on the rise of various forms of opposition to gender and sexual equality in Europe.


Wednesday, April 19th at 5 pm

in 14E-304



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