Women & Peace

Experience shows that peace agreements stand the test of time when women are involved in key positions. In this area, the EU lags behind: women make up only a small proportion of the staff of EU missions abroad and EU delegations.

Our foreign policy also takes too little account of the important role played by women. I want to change that: in the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) and the Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE), I am a strong advocate for the appointment of more women to leading positions and a European foreign policy which attaches the same importance to every individual.

“Women should sit at the negotiating tables - and everywhere else.”

HRD Studie

Study on the EU Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders has been published

How well are the EU, its member states and partners protecting and supporting Human Rights Defenders worldwide? The European Parliamentary Research Service has now published a study on this topic.
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Interview Hannah Neumann Feministische Außenpolitik Frankfurter_Rundschau

Feministische Außenpolitik: Für die Stärke des Rechts

Feministische Außenpolitik will Ungleichheiten analysieren, benennen und ausgleichen. Nur mehr Frauen einzubinden, wird nicht alle Probleme lösen. In der Frankfurter Rundschau habe ich u.a. darüber gesprochen:
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Climate Change, strengthening of women's role in society and human rights: The DARP mission to the United Arab Emirates

My work as Chair of the European Parliament's Delegation to the Arabian Peninsula is sometimes a tightrope walk. You can read why in my report on our recent mission to the United Arab Emirates:
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My trip to Afghanistan

A crackdown on women’s rights, violence, a climate of fear and a humanitarian crisis: Afghanistan is in a sorry state after the Taliban took over. I met with activists, journalists, women’s rights defenders – and also with Taliban representatives.
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The oppression of women and girls in Afghanistan: My plenary speech

In August, the Taliban promised to respect women's rights and press freedom. But these announcements have proven to be empty words. At the same time, the EU has done too little to push for necessary evacuations. My plenary speech:
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#NoWar - House concert with Igor Levit because of the war in Ukraine

Europäische Waffenexporte, ein #NoWar-Hauskonzert mit Igor Levit und meine Reise in den Irak

Diesen Monat lag der Fokus meiner Arbeit auf dem Krieg in der Ukraine. Unter Anderem ging es um europäische Waffenexporte und wie wir mit einer feministische Außenpolitik Kriegen entgegenwirken können. Erfahrt hier mehr:
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Feminist Foreign Policy in Times of War

Putin can safely be described as peak toxic masculinity, and yet he is far from alone with his macho behaviour and his oppression of women and minorities in his own country. But how can a feminist foreign policy counter all of this?
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Toxic masculinity & the Gender Action Plan III

Putin is peak toxic masculinity - one consequence is his war of aggression in Ukraine. We must free ourselves from patriarchal structures, also in our own institutions. My speech on the European Commission's Gender Action Plan III:
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Putins Angriffskrieg, die Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz und die „Afghan Women Days“

Kriege zerstören innerhalb von Tagen und Wochen, was über Jahrzehnte aufgebaut wurde. In meinem "Monthly" geht es diesmal unter anderen um Putins Angriffskrieg und die "Afghan Women Days".
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The Munich Security Conference 2022 - "Unlearning Helplessness"

At this year's Munich Security Conference, I was once again one of the participants in the discussions on the current situation in foreign, security and defense policy.
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Climate Change and discrimination of women: My speech

Women are not only more concerned about climate change, they are also the most affected by its consequences. We need to change that! Learn more about this in my plenary speech:
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MEP Hannah Neumann with a number of Afghan women and MEPs Heidi Hautala and Maria Arena

"Afghan Women Days" - a special experience

A meeting with finalists of the Sakharov Prize, my workshop on "Solidarity with Afghan Women MEPs" and many touching moments: Read here what I experienced at the "Afghan Women Days" in the European Parliament.
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