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Foreign policy must become more feminist! – Article on International Women’s Day 2020

3.8 billion. This many women and girls are there in the world. And how many countries will achieve equality by 2030? None.

Today, on International Women’s Day, people around the world are demonstrating for women’s rights. But gender equality is not just a question of fairness. It also contributes to making the world a safer place. Why the EU should have feminism at the top of its foreign policy agenda, I wrote about on euractiv:

„At the moment, the EU’s external action is letting women and girls down. But how can we ask other countries to improve their track record on women’s rights if the EU’s foreign and security policy is mostly in the hands of men? Credibility surely cannot be generated in this way. And good foreign policy can’t, either. What we need is a truly feminist foreign policy: a policy that puts women and girls and diversity at the heart of external action. […] In the year of the 20th anniversary of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace, and security, the EU as a whole now has the chance to do the same.“

You can read the entire article here.

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