Growing interests in gender politics and anti-discrimination regulations

Growing interests in gender politics and anti-discrimination regulations

Originally submitted by Ian Miles
last updated by Rafael Popper

Weak Signal's progress: basic

This Weak Signal came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Weak Signal: 
Theme 8 - Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities

The sub-theme that best relates to this Weak Signal: 
Participation and citizenship in Europe

When did the Weak Signal manifest ? 
before 2000

Weak Signal's description 
Growing problems involving intersection of gender politics and anti-discrimination rules concerning ethnic minorities. (1) Separate regimes of law for different ethnic groups, hugely extending current frameworks permitting some diversity for Jewish, Islamic and other communities where it comes to divorce, polygamy, education, etc. (2) Major conflict with some ethnic and religious minorities as mainstream laws on domestic violence and treatment of alternative sexualities are forcibly applied. (3) Application of “hate crime” label to an increasing range of community and interpersonal conflicts becomes a major source of resentment since it is felt that different standards are being applied