The ‘Sexual Diversity’ Community of Practice aims to ensure that knowledge on sexual and gender diversity and how to mainstream this concept is generated, translated, shared and used to influence the prioritisation, decision making and activities of policy makers, researchers and development NGOs in the Netherlands. To do this the main activity in 2016 is to gather information on the sexual diversity related policies and activities of Share-Net members in the Netherlands, identify gaps and develop policy, research and practice recommendations. During 2016, the CoP organised it’s first Thematic Meeting which aims was to ensure knowledge on sexual diversity and how to mainstream this concept is generated, translated, shared and used to influence the prioritisation, decision making and activities of policy makers, organizational policies, practitioners and researchers .
The mapping resulting of the research mentioned above, gives a general insight into the extent to which a limited group of Dutch NGOs and universities address sexual and gender diversity (SGD) and the kind of activities they implement for addressing SGD. It also shows what and how the two main Dutch ministries, MoESC and MoF, active with SGD in development cooperation, address SGD and promote human rights for LGBTI. Finally, it shows which key concepts and related strategies the NGOs and ministries use for addressing SGD. Learn more about it an check the ‘Addressing Sexual and Gender Diversity in Dutch Development Cooperation – Final Report’.
In addition to that, during the AIDS 2018 conference in the RAI in Amsterdam, the Community of Practice on Sexual and Gender Diversity (SGD) of Share-Net Netherlands facilitated a session for visitors of the global village. You can read more about what they did via this link.
Members of this Community of Practice are: Rutgers, Hivos, Maastricht University, ICCO, COC, CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality. One of the working group members is an individual consultant.
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