Feminist Foreign Policy
Canadian leaders have proudly affirmed Canada’s commitment to a feminist foreign policy. We applaud.
We believe that strong feminist foreign policies will support more peaceful, just, and sustainable societies. They also strengthen national stability and security, while reaffirming basic rights and advancing progress toward global sustainable development goals.
We advocate for a clear and consistent Canadian approach to feminist foreign policy that is implemented across all our international relations (including diplomacy, security, global health, trade and economic policy, global institutions, and international assistance). We learn from others, including governments like Sweden who are paving the way, as well as from activists, who boldly advocate for new and better approaches to international relations. We are working to strengthen the articulation of this policy approach, engage diverse feminist activists in discussions, and support robust and coherent implementation.
Feminist Foreign Policy: By us
- REPORT – Be Brave, Be Bold – Feminist Foreign Policy Working Group (January 2021)
- REPORT – What We Heard – Feminist Foreign Policy Working Group (January 2021)
- PRESS RELEASE – Canada Can Champion Gender Equality without a Security Council Seat — Equality Fund and Amnesty International (2020)
- BLOG – Canada’s Feminist Vision for the G7 and Beyond (2019) Heinrich Böll Stiftung
- BLOG – Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy: Strengthening Funding for Women’s Rights at Grantcraft (2018)
Feminist Foreign Policy: Recommended by us
- What do Sweden and Mexico have in common? A Feminist foreign policy by Alisha Haridasani Gupta, New York Times (2020)
- Feminist Foreign Policy: A Framework by Lyric Thompson, International Center for Research on Women (2020)