Mieke Verloo

Mieke Verloo is Professor of Comparative Politics and Inequality Issues at Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen and Non-Resident Permanent Fellow at the IWM. Her research experience lies mainly in the field of equality policies, feminist methodology and social movements. Since the early 90s, the analysis, development and design of gender equality policies has been at the heart of her research, consultancy and teaching. For the next 5 years, she is increasingly linking attention for strategies against gender inequality to other axes of privilege and power, such as race/ethnicity, class and sexuality.

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Former affiliations at the IWM:
2002, Guest
2001, Visiting Fellow


The Backlash Against Women’s Rights

Women throughout the world continue to face discrimination, are denied equal access to participation in public and political life and suffer sexual and gender-based violence and abuse in public places and at home. The aim of the discussion ‘The Backlash Against Women’s Rights’ was to highlight the rise in violence against women in current conflict zones around the world as well as to bring attention to the ‘watering down’ of international agreements on the protection of women’s rights signed by governments of the countries which are not necessarily torn by military conflicts, but undergo a politically orchestrated revival of ‘traditional values’.
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Multiple Meanings of Gender Equality

M. Verloo: Multiple Meanings of Gender Equality
A Critical Frame Analysis of Gender Policies in Europe This book aims to map the diversity of meanings of gender equality across Europe and reflects on the contested concept of gender equality. In its exploration of the diverse meanings of gender equality it not only takes into account the existence of different visions of gender …
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QUING – Quality in Gender+ Equality Policies

The European Union values diversity and inclusion; yet at the level of its member states, many examples of exclusion and polarisation can be found, whether the focus is on gender, ethnicity, religion or sexuality. The research project “Quality in Gender+ Equality Policies (QUING)” tackled these issues to provide the knowledge for inclusive gender+ equality policies. QUING was funded within the European Commission’s 6th Framework Programme over a period of 54 months (2006-2011).
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MAGEEQ – Policy Frames and Implementation Problems: The Case of Gender Mainstreaming

MAGEEQ was a three-year research project funded within the European Commission's 5th Framework Programme that started in January 2003. Next to a comparative study on the framing of gender inequality as a policy problem in Austria, Greece, Hungary, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Spain, the project resulted in a conceptual framework on various dimensions of gender equality policy frames, a method for the assessment of inconsistencies in gender equality policy frames and in a set of debates at national and international level.
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