Today Foreign Policy launched a new columned focused on foreign policy issues affecting or driven by women. The column is a project with The Fuller Project, a global team of journalists and photographers dedicated to increasing women’s participation in the media. The first column, addressing the potential for an upcoming meeting of female foreign ministers to advance feminist foreign policy, is co-authored by The Fuller Project’s editior-in-chief, Christina Asquith, and ICRW’s director of policy and advocacy, Lyric Thompson.
The full announcement from Foreign policy follows:
September 20, 2018 — Washington, D.C. — Foreign Policy is announcing the launch of a new monthly column “The Full Story,” focusing on issues impacting women around the world. The column is a partnership with The Fuller Project, a global team of journalists and photographers dedicated to increasing women’s participation in the media.
“Female perspectives are chronically underrepresented in current coverage of global affairs,” according to Jonathan Tepperman, FP’s Editor in Chief. “And we are all suffering as a consequence. We at Foreign Policy hope this partnership will help us diversify our pool of contributors and sources and help us emphasize issues and viewpoints too often overlooked.”
The first column, co-authored by Christina Asquith, Fuller Project Co-Founder and Editor in Chief, and Lyric Thompson, Director of Policy and Advocacy at the International Center for Research on Women, uses the upcoming meeting of female foreign ministers in Canada on Friday, September 21 to examine how far the idea of “feminist foreign policy” has come since it was first articulated—and what work remains. Read the column here.
“We’re excited to launch this new column on gender and foreign policy,” said Asquith. “This is a powerful opportunity for Foreign Policy and The Fuller Project to shine a light on the critical role women play in international affairs, and to examine how efforts to elevate women’s status impacts all of society.”
Future columns will be written by The Fuller Project’s global correspondents, in close cooperation with the editors of Foreign Policy.
For further information, please contact Caitlin Thompson at Caitlin.Thompson@foreignpolicy.com, 202-457-7939.