Defying Gender Roles is a multicultural and multilingual advocacy initiative seeking to openly challenge gender inequality and traditional masculinity by making visible how harmful gender roles and norms impede the full exercise of rights for girls, women, and gender minorities.


The construct of gender and its role in our society greatly affects power structures, and therefore corruption, violence, and inequality. Find out how you can help us dissect it, understand how it affects your community, and defy gender roles. 



our mission

Defying Gender Roles is a grassroots group formed by men and women convinced about the need to act purposefully in making visible alternative gender roles and to contribute in deconstructing harmful traditional gender roles attributed to men (and women) in society. 

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