On the 21st of November 2017, the Foster Care Research Group Groningen and Cornerstones Jeugdzorg organized a symposium about ‘Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity in Children and Youth' to mark the 27th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989). The symposium gathered students, researchers, practitioners and policy makers from various backgrounds to discuss the experiences and needs of LGBTQ identified (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) children and youth. During the symposium, Hanneke Felten (Movisie) and Jan Bridget (GALYIC) gave inspiring keynote lectures on minority stress, empowerment and homophobia awareness. In addition, the Audre project was launched during the event. We look back on very successful event: a great collaboration between research and practice, over 60 participants registered for the event, and over 500 people showing interest in the symposium on Facebook. The symposium was supported by Sustainable Society and organized by Mijntje ten Brummelaar, Mónica López López at our Faculty, together with Leo Vincent (Cornerstones Jeugdzorg).
De afdeling Sociologie van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen bestaat 80 jaar. Dit viert de afdeling met studenten, stafleden en alumni op vrijdag 12 oktober met een feestelijk programma in het Grand Theater in Groningen.
Keeping the global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius is still possible, but we have to take immediate and drastic measures. That is the conclusion of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in its latest report which was presented...