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.”


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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Hannah Neumann talking to Afghan Women MEPs in Greece

Hongkong & die Winterspiele, meine Reise zu afghanischen Abgeordneten im Exil – und ein neuer Flyer zu EU-Fördermitteln auf kommunaler Ebene

In diesem "Monthly" erfahrt ihr, was im Januar bei mir passiert ist. Unter anderem geht es um meine Plenarrede zu Hongkong und den Olympischen Winterspielen und meine Reise nach Griechenland.
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Hannah Neumann talking to Afghan Women MEPs in Greece

My trip to Greece

Afghan women and MPs want to establish a parliament in exile in Greece: reason enough for me to pay them a visit. The topic of arms exports and the new traffic light coalition in Germany also played a major role in my trip.
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Mein Besuch in der Golfregion, der neue #SHEcurity-Index – und unser Entwurf für eine europäische Waffenexportkontrolle

Mehr zum neuen #SHEcurity Index 2021, zu unserem Entwurf für eine Verordnung zur Waffenexportkontrolle auf EU-Ebene und meiner Reise durch die Golfregion findet ihr in meinem "Monthly"!
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