The GEM partners are a collective of research institutes, school organisations and networks, national and internationals educators’ organisations, NGO’s and state authorities. Each partner has invaluable expertise in the subject of gender equality and helps spread the GEM message throughout their networks. All interested parties are invited to contribute to the project.
The National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre (ABC)
The National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre (ABC) is a university designated research centre located in DCU Institute of Education. The work of the Centre builds on over 22 years of research started in 1996 by Professor Mona O’Moore.
Researchers at ABC were the first in Ireland to undertake research on school bullying, workplace bullying, homophobic bullying and cyberbullying. ABC leads the field of research, resource development and training in bullying in Ireland and is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in bullying research.
Our team work in a collaborative environment in which they study the multi-factored causes of the problem of bullying and translate our findings into resources and training to tackle bullying.
The Centre hosts the International Journal of Bullying Prevention and in 2019 will host the World Anti-Bullying Forum.
The objectives of the Centre are aligned to support the UN’s overarching goal to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030 (SDG4) and the implementation of the Government of Ireland’s Action Plan on Bullying (2013).
The Centre’s activities are supported by the Department of Education & Skills under the Action Plan on Bullying (2013), the EU Erasmus+ Framework Program for Education, Training, Youth and Sport, DCU Research and Innovation Unit, Enterprise Ireland, the Irish Research Council, the Fulbright Commission, the Ireland Canada University Foundation, DCU Institute of Education, the Health Services Executive (HSE) and the European Commission
EduDivers (in English “Edu-Diverse”) is the sister organization of GALE in The Netherlands and a Dutch expertise center on sexual diversity in education. Edu-Diverse coaches principals, trains teachers and peer-education volunteers, and develop curricula and methods for inclusive whole school development with the aim to create more inclusivity, respect for diversity, inclusive sexual education and student empowerment. After having focused for 20 years on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, Edu-Diverse is now (2018) making a shift towards a broader perspective on diversity skills in schools. The key focus in this new approach is how students (and teachers) can learn how to deal with the basic fear of anything that seems to be different and possibly threatening.
GALE (the Global Alliance for LGBT Education)
Contact: Mr. Peter Dankmeijer
GALE (the Global Alliance for LGBT Education) is a global network with individual members, who are trainers, activists, researchers and teachers and who work on the topic of sexual diversity (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, intersex; LGBTI) in their classrooms, school or for the education sector. GALE functions as an expertise and exchange platform. The GALE Foundation supports the platform with projects, which cover advocacy, training, curriculum development and student participation. The GALE Foundation works both globally (by making a world map with the state of affairs per country) and locally (by supporting strategic actions and improving the quality of method development).
Transgender Netwerk Nederland (TNN)
Transgender Netwerk Nederland (TNN) is an advocacy group for transgender people. We actively participate in the political discussions and give guidance to policy makers. As a result, transgender people are becoming increasingly visible to civil society organizations and the government. Through its activities TNN aims to empower and emancipate transgenders in society at large, work and in schools. We want to help transgender people live a good life, claim their rights and stand up for their own interests.
TNN strives to strengthen the links between transgender people and with organizations that support transgender emancipation. Thereby we want to increase the visibility of transgender people in Dutch society. We do this by working together with strategic partners, promoting initiatives and making ourselves heard in the media and towards policy makers.