Feminist Foreign Policy

As of January 1, 2023, the management of the Coalition for a Feminist Foreign Policy in the United States is led by the Feminist Foreign Policy Collaborative. An up-to-date list of Coalition leadership, membership, events, and publications can be found at www.ffpcollaborative.org

Feminist Foreign Policy Collaborative

What is Our Vision for the United States?

In August 2019, a group of U.S. foreign policy experts and advocates for global gender equality came together over three days to sketch out an initial draft of a U.S. feminist foreign policy. Participants reviewed other countries’ feminist foreign policies, as well as insights from their prior consultations with more than 100 feminist activists from over 40 countries as to what a global template or gold standard for feminist foreign policy should entail. For the latter, the group gathered information on topics that had been omitted or underdeveloped at the time of drafting: humanitarian assistance, immigration policy, nuclear policy, and points of intersection between feminist agendas at home and abroad.  The resulting publication, launched in May 2020, includes a proposed definition, key principles, and policy recommendations that provide a visionary approach for a fundamentally different way of conducting foreign policy in a manner that places people and the planet above profit and individual interest.

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