Feminist Foreign Policy
The protection of women in armed conflicts as well as their equal participation in peace processes and negotiations contribute to the promotion of world peace. Nevertheless, nation states continue to use armament and deterrence as the preferred mode of handling such conflicts.
It is high time to break up such power structures and to view security not in a military context, but in a humane one. Women’s rights need to be strengthened, and women need to be recognized as shapers of peace and security policy. During the following two years, Germany has the opportunity to support this claim in the UN security council. With this dossier we would like to show the way forward towards a Feminist Foreign Policy.