With the recent launch of explicitly-labeled “feminist” foreign policies (Sweden 2014, France 2019) and international assistance policies (Canada 2017), the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) has undertaken a stream of research and policy analysis to understand how countries are structuring their efforts and a series of global consultations to document feminist civil society’s visions and recommendations. The aim is to set a global standard for feminist foreign policy (FFP) that centers feminist visions and adheres accountability to its goals.

As part of this work, ICRW and the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) convened a discussion on June 5, 2019 at the
Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver, Canada. These conversations delved deeper into the topic of climate change and theorized how feminist foreign policy could be structured to ensure not only the advancement of gender equality and women’s human rights but environmental integrity, especially in the context of a global climate crisis that disproportionately impacts women and minority groups.

WEDO is excited to be engaging in critical conversations about the fundamental meaning of translating feminism into policy that truly addresses systemic and historical injustices, especially given the corresponding principle in the Feminist Agenda for a Green New Deal.

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