National organisations


VHTO, the Dutch national expert organization on girls/women and science/technology, has been building up knowledge about the participation of girls and women in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).


In this age of rapid technological developments such as big data, cloud and innovative robotics, more right-brain thinking is needed in a world governed by left-brainers. Success is largely determined by creativity, intuition, adaptability and openness (ciao). It is a field with many career opportunities for women. Unfortunately, the share of women is still extremely low. RightBrains aims at growing the number of women who choose a study or career in digital technology.

Through the RightBrains platform inspiring stories are told and information is provided about digital strategy, transformation, leadership and innovation to make digital technology attractive for women. Besides image building, the platform also communicates about upcoming events, educational programmes and vacancies.


Emancipatieweb (site not active) is the website of the Directie Coördinatie Emancipatiebeleid (DCE) of the of Social Affairs and Employment. Emancipatieweb was set up to meet the demand for a recognisable point of information on government policy.

Dutch Gender Platform

Wo=Men a network for the promotion of world wide equal rights and opportunities for men and women.

Nederlandse Onderzoeksschool voor Gender Studies (NOG)

Nederlandse Onderzoeksschool voor Gender Studies (NOG) - National Platform for gender research and teaching

The Netherlands Institute for Human Rights

De equal opportunities commission has been incorporated in the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights in October 2012.

Clara Wichmann Fund

Clara Wichmann
Test case fund set up for the improvement of the legal position of women.

Catharina van Tussenbroek foundation

Stichting Fonds Catharina van Tussenbroek
Scholarships for recently graduated or promoted researchers.


Dutch Organisation for Academic Research
Why more women are needed in academia (only available in Dutch)

Dutch Council of Women



Atria, institute on gender equality and women's history, Atria was established in 2012, after a merger between Aletta, institute for women’s history and E-Quality, Information centre for gender, family and diversity issues.




Library, Documentation centre, and Archive, for equal opportunities, feminism, and women's studies.

stichting Emancipatie online

Equal opportunities on-line

Opportunity in Bedrijf

Opportunity in Bedrijf
Information and women and careers

Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies

Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies



Network for women in Geosciences

NGV - Nederlands Genootschap Vrouwenstudies


Nederlands Genootschap Vrouwenstudies

Centre for Gender and Diversity


Graduate Gender Programme Utrecht

Graduate Gender Programme Utrecht

Institute for Gender Studies

Institute for Gender Studies Nijmegen