Gendered migrant integration policies in the EU - Are we moving towards delivery of equality,
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Gendered migrant integration policies in the EU - Are we moving towards delivery of equality,

9 March 2023


When discussing the policies and practices at EU and national level (France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands) we reviewed relevant studies produced by EU agencies such as FRA and the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), and regional and international human rights bodies such as the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), the Internatio. [...] For instance, we built on the findings of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre study, which included the gender angle.22 The ITFLOWS project also has produced a study analysing gender aspects across the EU.23 The joint study by the EU and the Organisation for Economic Co- operation and Development (OECD) on migrant integration indicators provided us with gender- desegregated statistics.. [...] Often this ‘difference’ amounts to illegal discrimination and follows the patterns of structural racism.36 In light of the ITFLOWS GAP, we aim to advance the call for an understanding of ‘inclusion’ as agency advancing and empowering, when it is based on equal and non-discriminatory access to rights.37 We thus argue that processes of ‘integration’ need to be scrutinised, and that the intersectiona. [...] We also call for gender equality mainstreaming by removing gender-specific obstacles faced by migrant women and men, as well as the deepening of the culture of gender equality, anti-racism, non-discrimination and respect for fundamental rights within the ‘majority society’ in the EU and its Member States. [...] Korteweg and Triadafilopoulos (2013) tackle gender stereotypes permeating immigrant integration policy by exploring the case study of the Netherlands and the Dutch parliamentary debates surrounding the integration plan of women and girls from ethnic minorities.68 Guided by a feminist intersectional lens, Korteweg and Triadafilopoulos critique the racialised depiction of migrant women, in particula.

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