Diversity and Gender Equality


An inclusive democracy means that all citizens should feel represented and be heard. However, many political parties across the globe structurally exclude minority and marginalized groups. As a result, the political representation, participation and leadership of women, young people, and members of indigenous and other groups remains low.

That is why diversity and gender equality are important focal points in NIMD’s work. Through our programmes we aim to contribute to the active participation of all groups in society and the equal distribution of power and influence between women and men, regardless of their age, gender, religion, sexual orientation or ethnic background.

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Heleen Schrooyen
Senior Programme Manager