chapter  5
22 Pages

The Challenge of Recognizing Diversity from the Perspective of Gender Equality: Dilemmas in Danish Citizenship

The objective of this article is to analyse the tension between diversity and gender equality, looking at problems and potentials for inclusion of minority women in the Danish citizenship model. It addresses the intersection of gender and ethnicity, focusing on two main themes. One is

the gender-political

challenge of combining the discourse and politics of gender equality with respect for diversity in cultural values, family forms and gender-equality norms. This theme explores the extent to which the dominant understanding of gender equality in public and private life is a potential or barrier for recognizing diversities among women, and it discusses how to empower minority women in their daily lives.