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Women & Peace

#SHEcurity: Peace needs women. More and fast.

My #SHEcurity campaign started last week. On Instagram and Twitter, we raise awareness about the many women who inspire us in foreign and security policy. The #SHEcurity Index asks the question: How far have we come and how long will it take to reach parity?

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Feminist foreign policy on FM 90.2

On our local radio station LOHRO I spoke with Tim Fischer about my work in the European Parliament and my ideas for a feminist foreign policy. The main question that came up was about what a more feminist foreign policy actually mean in practice.

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Women to the negotiating tables

Launch of the report for a feminist EU foreign policy

The perspectives and needs of women and other political minorities are often excluded from foreign and security policy processes and international negotiating tables. This also applies to the EU's foreign policy. The institutional representation of women and other political minorities, especially in leadership and key positions, remains disproportionately low.

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Activists need protection: How women face repressions for fighting for our planet

Women human rights defenders (WHRDs) safeguarding environmental rights are a fundamental pillar in the protection of their communities and natural resources for future generations. However, today they are confronted with an unprecedented scale of persecution and repression. This Tuesday, in cooperation with and MEP María Soraya Rodríguez Ramos (Renew) I hosted a conference on this issue at the European Parliament…

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Women to the negotiating tables!

As many women as men! What Ursula von der Leyen wants to achieve for the EU Commission is still being skilfully ignored at other levels. Take the European External Action Service (EEAS), for example: of our 47 embassies, only 11 are run by women. We at Greens/EFA are demanding 50% women by 2024, and we have communicated this to Mrs. Mogherini by letter. Because women belong at the negotiating table!

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Urgency Resolution: Support women's rights activists in Iran!

If human rights are disregarded elsewhere, we cannot remain silent here! On International Women's Day, March 8, Iranian women took off their headscarves in the subway in Tehran and distributed flowers. This was a peaceful and courageous protest against the compulsory wearing of headscarves. The Iranian regime reacted with hard prison sentences. As human

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Peace is feminine: women in security policy

Peace is feminine? Duden says: No! Research says: Yes! Scientific studies have been showing for years that peace processes are significantly more successful the more women are involved in decisive positions. Nevertheless, we as the EU send almost only men on our joint security and defence missions (CSDP missions)

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Mehr Frauen an die Verhandlungstische – auch beim Klima!

Netzwerke sind so wichtig. Zwischen Frauen und zwischen Kontinenten, um globale Ungerechtigkeiten zu verstehen und zu beseitigen. Deswegen ein großes Danke an Kathrin Henneberger, dass sie mich und Dorothy Nalubega zusammengebracht haben. Alle drei setzen wir uns dafür ein, dass Frauen in internationalen Verhandlungen eine zentralere Rolle spielen – sei

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Mehr Feminismus wagen, auch in der Außenpolitik – Gastbeitrag in der FR

Die EU und Deutschland brauchen eine feministische Außenpolitik. Endlich und bitte ganz bald: 🕊 Mehr Frauen an die Verhandlungstische – auf beiden Seiten. 👩🏽‍💼Mehr Frauen im deutschen Auswärtigen Dienst und den Bundesbehörden im Allgemeinen. 👩🏼‍🎤Endlich die bestehenden Strukturen männlicher und militärischer Dominanz durchbrechen. Denn: Effektive Sicherheitspolitik ist auch Frauenpolitik. Die

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