Feminist foreign policy and human rights
Feminist foreign policy is not a utopia or an unattainable ideal; it is a concrete concept. Kristina Lunz, author, activist and political consultant, is convinced: only through a feminist foreign policy can the global crises and conflicts be solved. This is because structural disadvantages still prevail worldwide, and women, who make up half of society, and other marginalized groups are excluded from the possibility of equal participation.
The focus of feminist foreign policy is therefore on the three “Rs”, the question of rights, representation and (financial) resources in all policy fields. Feminism is not directed against men, but aims to break down patriarchal structures that lead to violence and oppression of disadvantaged groups in a society.
Peace and feminism, human rights and justice are thought together with foreign policy in order to initiate a paradigm shift. This requires exchange with civil society, and it requires answers to the great challenges of our time: What is the position of feminist foreign policy in the current crises? What strategies will it use to counter pushback attempts? And how will feminist foreign policy evolve in the future?
Eliah Sakakushev-von Bismarck, Director of Villa Seligmann
Kristina Lunz and Sebastian Friedrich