Amplifying Voices: Why a Feminist Foreign Policy Matters for the Global South and North

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In its November 2021 agreement, Germany’s new coalition government announced it would pursue a feminist foreign and development policy. This announcement added momentum to similar efforts already underway in Canada, France, and Mexico. Sweden pioneered feminist foreign policy, but its new governing coalition recently scrapped the concept. With crises unfolding in many parts of the world—from Russia’s war in Ukraine and the protests in Iran to the global pandemic, food insecurity, and climate catastrophes—it is essential to understand why we need a feminist foreign policy, how feminist foreign policy perspectives enhance discussions on security policy in times of war, and how taking a feminist foreign policy view can benefit the dialogue between the Global North and Global South on gender issues.

Please join WIIS and the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Washington, DC on November 16th at 10 AM (EST) for a virtual conversation with young emerging feminist leaders from Africa and Europe to discuss the future and shape of feminist foreign and development policy in a turbulent world.

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Keynote Remarks

H.E. Sebastian Kraljevich Chadwick

Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Chile to the Organization of American States


Tarah Demant

Interim National Director of Programs, Advocacy and Government Affairs, Amnesty USA

Hillary Anderson

Senior Gender Specialist, Inter-American Commission of Women, Organization of American States

Fakhrriyyah Hashim

Development and Policy Communications Consultant, #NorthNormal Campaign on Gender-Based Violence

Sofiia Shevchuk

Independent Researcher on Feminist Foreign Policy


Ariela Blätter

President and CEO, Women In International Security