Anti-Gender Activism in Belgium
The Story of an Unsuccessful Movement
April 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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.