Discussion of gender equality within international organisations and foreign policy is longstanding. States have long paid attention to gender within foreign and development policy, from National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security to work on Sustainable Development Goal 5, and reaching even further back to the Beijing principles and the UN Conferences on women. Yet this action has all largely focused on the concept of gender and, preceding this, women. This is beginning to change, in part through the advent of feminist foreign policy.
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Canada, France, Mexico, and Sweden have all implemented feminist foreign policies. Now, this approach has been adopted by the European Parliament EP as well, approving a report calling for a minimum of 50 percent women in all decision-making positions and 85 percent of European Union EU development assistance to be set aside for programs specifically supporting gender equality. The report was presented by German deputy Hannah Neumann , who has long pushed for a feminist foreign policy in Europe. Women's Political Leadership. Diplomacy and International Institutions. In the summer of , then-presidential candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were among the seventeen contenders who signed onto a gender-equality pledge put forth by the Leadership Council for Women in National Security LCWINS , committing candidates to reach gender parity in national security and foreign policy appointments. As President-elect, Joe Biden has made history by nominating Avril Haines to be the first female director of national intelligence and Janet L.
Women This Week: Feminist Foreign Policy in Europe
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Activists built on years of organizing to achieve a groundbreaking gender-parity requirement in the upcoming drafting process. Pre-modern European power was grounded in marriage and childbirth, not just conflict. From the household to the national stage, women play crucial roles in global health systems. Governments should adopt inclusive strategies before another crisis strikes.