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Coalition for a Feminist Foreign Policy in the United States

Advocacy, Economic Empowerment, Peace & Security

The Coalition for a Feminist Foreign Policy in the United States is a collective effort to a develop a vision toward the highest standard of U.S. foreign policy that promotes overarching goals of gender equality, human rights, peace and environmental integrity, while prioritizing the articulation of concrete recommendations.

What is Feminist Foreign Policy?

Feminist foreign policy is the most recent policy innovation aiming for a transformative and rights-based approach across all auspices of a nation’s foreign policy. Following formal announcements of feminist foreign policies in a number of countries, starting with the launch of Sweden’s Feminist Foreign Policy in 2014, followed by a Canadian Feminist Foreign Assistance Policy in 2017, announcements by France and Luxembourg in 2019 and, most recently, the launch of a Mexican Feminist Foreign Policy in January 2020, the time has come to consider what approach the United States could take.

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 the course of three days to sketch out an initial draft of a U.S. feminist foreign policy. This discussion benefited from a research review of other countries’ feminist foreign policies, as well as insights gathered through a series of global 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. Through months of extensive consultation, the group gathered new insights 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 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 planet above profit and individual interest.

Key Publications

Toward a Feminist Foreign Policy in the United States

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Feminist Foreign Policy: A Memo to the Next Administration (Oct. 2020)

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Endorsement by an organization or individual is an indication of solidarity within our movement and a recognition of the urgency of these policies. Endorsement does not necessarily mean that organizations or individuals have expertise or a position on or are actively working towards each priority or policy listed in the publication.


Our Supporters

ActionAid USA

American University Washington College of Law

Amnesty International USA

Association for Farmers Rights Defense, AFRD

Batonga Foundation

California National Organization for Women

CARE USA

Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE)

Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc.

ChildFund International

Compton Foundation

Development Gateway

Equity Forward

Foreign Policy for America

Foreign Policy Interrupted

Freedom Network USA

Gender Equality Initiative in International Affairs: Elliott School of International Affairs

Global Fund for Women

Global Health Council

Global Justice Center

Global Women P.E.A.C.E. Foundation

Guttmacher Institute

Heartland Alliance International

Indivisible

International Center for Research on Women

International Civil Society Action Network

International Rescue Committee

International Women's Health Coalition

Ipas

Landesa

Last Mile4D

Learning Life

MenEngage Global Alliance

Mercy Corps

Montana Chapter of the National Organization for Women

NARAL Pro-Choice America

National Democratic Institute

National Immigration Law Center

North America MenEngage Network (NAMEN)

Oxfam America

Peace X Peace

Plan International USA

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Ploughshares Fund

Population Action International (PAI)

Population Institute

Promundo-US

Radiant International

Reproductive Health Network Kenya

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United

Save the Children

Shadhika

She's the First

Smash Strategies

Society of Gender Professionals

Solar Sister

The African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)

The Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy

The Hunger Project

The Well Project

Travessia

UN Foundation's Universal Access Project

Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights

US Women's Caucus at the UN

Vets for the People

Vital Voices

War Prevention Initiative by Jubitz Family Foundation

Women for Afghan Women

Women for Women International

Women Graduates-USA

Women in Global Health, Washington, DC Chapter

Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security

Women's Action for New Directions

Women's Environment & Development Organization (WEDO)

Women's Foreign Policy Group

Adam Sowa

Alice Kitchen
Women's Equality Coalition

Andrea Carlise
International Action Network for Gender Equity & Law

Angella Preston
North Carolina Victims Assistance Network

Archana Patkar

Ashley Judd
actor, author, activist

Barbara B Crane

Bartley Deason

Caroline McGregor

Catherine Dimitroulias
AFEM

Cathryn Harris-Marchesi
Womens Intercultural Network

Cecilia Torres

Claire Wählen

Coda Edith Rayo-Garza
Thought Innovation

Constanza Astiazaran

Daniela Colombo
Effe Rivista Femminista

Deepshikha Chhetri

Dinorah Arceta
Amnesty International Mexico

Dr. Parveen Kumari

Ellen J Chesler
Ralph Bunche Institute on International Affairs, CUNY Grad Center

Emma Jehle

Estella Achinko

Hon. Tiffany A. Snyder

Jane Charles-Voltaire
International Association of Women Judges

Jessica Dwyer
Ms.

Joe Shaffner

Karen St. John

Kavita Ramdas
Open Society Foundations

Keifer Buckingham
Open Society Foundations

Keri Lowry

Kevin Reynolds

Kristy Kelly

Krisztina Tihanyi

Lynda M. Sagrestano

Margaret Evans

Mariquita Anderson
Minnesota NOW

Marla Molinary

Maryruth Belsey Priebe

Michael Lawler

Michael Wiemeyer

Nancy Dollard

Nicole Lemaire

Nisha Sahai Achuthan
Formerly Member Secretary, National Commission for Women, Govt of India and first woman appointed to a senior-level position in the Joint Intelligence Committee, Govt. of India

Pam Campos-Palma

Patricia Bradley
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Patrick Lynch

Rahel Beigel

Raj Kumar
Devex

Sarah P Burns
Just Foreign Policy

Sue Tripathi
Evaluation and Research

Sundaa Bridgett-Jones
The Rockefeller Foundation

Susan Pipkin
Disabled Vet

Tessa Lavdiotis

The Rev. Susan H. Lee, Ph.D.
US Women's Caucus at the UN

Theresa Boracci

Thomas Dresslar
Global Justice Center

William L. Maynard

Yana Rodgers
Rutgers University

Zaha Hassan, Esq.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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