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.