What We Have Found


From late 2022 to the end of 2023, we mapped how ‘anti-gender’ politics are produced and expressed in contemporary Europe. We analysed hundreds of parliamentary debates and thousands of media articles in four case studies focusing on the UK, Poland, Switzerland, and Hungary between 2016 and 2022. We also used controversy mapping techniques to examine intensive outbursts of ‘anti-gender’ politics in these countries. Our findings reveal how anti-gender politics is a dynamic political landscape characterised by increasingly hardened ideological positions, political opportunism and a restless search for new targets of discrimination. 

If you want to find out more about what we’ve found, you can read the outputs from the Mapping Stage here: 

If you would like to read the Transnational Findings, you can find them here in Català (Catalan), English, Français (French), Deutsch (German), Ελληνικά (Greek), Magyar (Hungarian), Polski (Polish), Español (Spanish) and Türkçe (Turkish). These findings bring together the case studies to offer an overall insight.

To access our findings please take a look at the RESIST Research Summary tool we have produced, in English. Here you will find a 30 page outline of what the Mapping Stage found. It will be made available at a later date in Français (French), Deutsch (German), Ελληνικά (Greek), Magyar (Hungarian), Polski (Polish), Español (Spanish) and Türkçe (Turkish).

The Press Releases for the Mapping Stage Findings can be read here in Català (Catalan), Deutsch-Deutschland (German-Germany), Deutsch-Schweiz (German-Switzerland), English, Français (French), Ελληνικά (Greek), Magyar (Hungarian), Polski (Polish), Español (Spanish) and Türkçe (Turkish).

You can read in detail about each of the Case Studies Findings: Hungary, Poland, Switzerland (Deutsch), Switzerland (English), UK, and European Parliament.

Finally, if you would like to read the Full Report, containing the Transnational Findings, the National and European Parliament Reports, and how this research was undertaken, you can read it here.


In stage 2 we are creating new understandings of the effects of ‘anti-gender’ politics on everyday lives and forms of resistance, by using  interviews, focus groups and a survey in nine case studies: Ireland, Spain, France, Poland, Switzerland, Germany, Belarus, Greece, and transnational study of people living in exile in Europe.

Stay tuned, via our Newsletter and here on this page, to read what this next stage of our project discovers.