Network of networks / Research and Education

Ketelaars ُElise

Member since 12.07.2017


United Kingdom

Presentation of research activity or teaching

Elise Ketelaars has worked for various women's rights organisations in the Netherlands including the European Network of Legal Experts in the Field of Gender Equality, the Dutch CEDAW Network, and the Dutch Association for Women and Law. Her main area of interest was the impact of the legalisation of sex work on sex workers' rights in the Netherlands. Her work in this field has been published in Dutch academic journals, and used as input for the Dutch tax authorities evaluation of its policy on the taxation of sex workers. Currently Elise is doing her PhD on EU support for women's rights in the European Neighbourhood at Ulster University's Transitional Justice Institute.

Working themes

Civil and political rights
Types of Violence

Geographical sphere of activity


Populations targeted by research

Academia, policy makers

Specific years of work experience in gender equality


Project on gender equality and women's rights

Elise Ketelaars currently is a second year PhD Candidate at Ulster University's Transitional Justice Institute. Her project focuses on EU support for women's right within the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy. Her main areas of interest are EU support for gendered transitional justice and the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda. Within this framework she focuses on the question how securitisation in the EU's approach towards the neighbourhood affects its conceptualisation of what entails gender justice and what constitutes gender mainstreaming. The research uses Tunisia and Ukraine as case studies.


Address : Jordanstown Campus Shore Road, BT37 0QB ,United Kingdom
Telephone : +44 (0) 2890 366202
Adress email :
Website :