An updated trade deal with Chile that includes a gender chapter referencing existing gender equality commitments made by both countries, creating a trade and gender committee to foster initiatives to ensure women benefit equally from trade, and a proposal to the WTO Working Party on Domestic Regulation that members do not discriminate against individuals on the basis of gender in the context of licensing requirements, licensing procedures, qualification requirements, or procedures. A commitment to support 1, largely Yazidi women and girls alongside male family members fleeing violence in Northern Iraq. A new Feminist International Assistance Policy which places a strong emphasis on—and reallocates funding towards—gender equality and empowerment of women and girls. This is good news—and suggests there might be potential to build on a strong start with even more.
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Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. What this U. Purdy said. In , the U. A feminist foreign policy is simply the latest iteration of that evolving focus, Ms. Thompson said. In practice, instead of factoring women in as an afterthought, this approach weaves gender into everything a country does at every level, from representation in its own ranks at home and embassies around the world to the allocation of foreign aid donations.
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We believe foreign policy has the potential to be a mechanism for equality, justice, solidarity, and peace. But there can't be peace without feminism. FFP takes a step outside the black box approach of traditional foreign policy thinking and its focus on military force, violence, and domination by offering an alternate and intersectional rethinking of security from the viewpoint of the most vulnerable.
Over the past decade, significant research has demonstrated what many have known for a long time: women are critical to economic development, active civil society, and good governance, especially in developing countries. Much like human rights a generation ago, women's rights were long considered too controversial for mainstream foreign policy. For decades, international development agencies skirted gender issues in highly patriarchal societies.