CFFP Launch Party!
Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

CFFP Launch Party!

How time flies! Our one year anniversary is around the corner on the 5th of December, and oh do we have exciting things brewing for you. To celebrate, we're launching our biannual print journal, a membership program, and are rebranding from Feminist Foreign Policy to the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy! Come join us for an evening of celebration with a fantastic set of speakers, a raffle with some pretty amazing prizes, first access to official CFFP merch, and the exclusive opportunity to get your hands on our first print journal before it goes on sale to the public on the 5th of December!

Tickets will be released on Saturday, 11 November. Get more info here

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Career Dinner Series with Zarina Khan
Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

Career Dinner Series with Zarina Khan

Women in Foreign Policy and Feminist Foreign Policy are hosting a networking dinner with Zarina Khan at Cote Brasserie in Soho!

This evening will give young professionals the opportunity to speak with Zarina about a variety of topics, including how to find your voice as a female professional or the current state of women's rights in development.

A bit about Zarina:

Zarina joined GAPS (Gender Action for Peace and Security) as a Director in 2017. She previously worked at the International Rescue Committee UK as the Women’s Protection and Empowerment Policy Adviser, leading policy and advocacy on women’s protection from gender-based violence in humanitarian settings. She has also held positions at Saferworld, Womankind Worldwide, and Amnesty International, working on gender, peace and security; women’s rights and development; women’s participation in peacebuilding; and violence against women and girls. 

Tickets Available through Eventbrite now.

The ticket price includes a starter and a main meal. In order to ensure an intimate evening, we are only offering seven tickets to this dinner, two of which are sold at concession prices, for professionals on lower wages. All tickets must be purchased ahead of the dinner.

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Beyond the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda
Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

Beyond the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda

Tickets on sale 1 October. More event details here.

"Contemporary challenges to international peace and security look very different from those faced by the international community at the turn of the millennium. This implies that new issues and dilemmas must also be addressed and integrated into the Women, Peace and Security Agenda." -Torunn Tryggestad

The women, peace, and security (WPS) agenda, rooted in UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000), created a rhetorical and normative shift toward gender equality in international policy and has since become a cornerstone of the conflict prevention and post-conflict resolution processes. Though it is revolutionary in many ways, it remains limited in scope, and a focus on gender equality in international relations shouldn’t be bound solely by this approach.

Join us for a panel discussion exploring how we can piggyback off of and push beyond women, peace, and security. We'll explore the following questions:

-What is on the WPS agenda, and how is it limited in its framework?
-Does the inclusion of women in peace processes grant any power to transform and engage unequal structures or does it only legitimize them?
-Who are the women representing other women in such processes, and how can that be problematic?
-How do we transform peace processes as they are with gendered dynamics in mind?
-What lies beyond the WPS agenda?

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For those new to the WPS agenda, we recommend the following reads:

1. United Nations Peacekeeping - Women, peace, and security
2. Cohn, Kinsella, Gibbings - Women, Peace, and Security Resolution 1325
3. UN Women - Women at the forefront of peacebuilding

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Intersectionality in UK Politics
Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

Intersectionality in UK Politics

Tickets will go on sale 1 September. Event details here.

"There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives." - Audre Lorde

Kimberlé Crenshaw put a name to a movement when she first coined the term intersectionality. This idea helps to shed light on the overlap between various forms of oppression, which do not operate in isolation, but rather work to enforce one another. 

Political systems are built to maintain hierarchies and reinforce specific power dynamics which inevitably create and maintain institutional violence. So how can intersectionality help to dismantle the UK's politics-as-usual - a politics which prioritizes the voices of an elite few? How can policy be crafted in such a way that seeks to address systemic biases? What light can intersectionality shed on political power?

We are pulling together a fascinating group of speakers, both from academia and NGOs, who will speak to the questions above and share their insight as to how we can use intersectionality to disrupt politics-as-usual. Speakers to be announced shortly!

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For those new to the idea of intersectionality, we recommend the following reads:

1. Crenshaw - Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory, and Antiracist Politics

2. Crenshaw - Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color

3. Crenshaw - Why Intersectionality Can't Wait

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Summer Networking Dinner Series: Nicola Kelly
Aug
31
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Networking Dinner Series: Nicola Kelly

Women in Foreign Policy and Feminist Foreign Policy are hosting their fourth summer dinner with Nicola Kelly on 31 August at Cote Brasserie in Soho.

Nicola Kelly is a freelance foreign correspondent and communications specialist. You might have heard her reporting in Myanmar, Armenia and Egypt on the BBC. She previously worked for the Foreign Office. Nicola will join us for dinner from a reporting trip in Zanzibar. 

-- TICKET GO ON SALE 10 AUGUST -- The ticket price includes a starter and a main. In order to ensure an intimate evening, we are only offering seven tickets to this dinner, two of which are sold at concession prices. All tickets must be purchased ahead of the dinner. 

Learn more about Nicola's work here, and purchase tickets here.

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Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Networking Dinner Series: Monica Allen

Summer Networking Dinner Series Monica Allen Feminist Foreign Policy

Join us Wednesday 26 July with Monica Allen, Director of Strategy at Breakthrough Media and former Special Adviser to Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on defense, foreign affairs, and international development. She will discuss her career on both sides of the Atlantic as well as the specifics of being a special adviser and the challenges of mapping out a career after working in government.

Event details here.

Learn more about Monica's work here | Monica on LinkedIn | Follow Monica on Twitter

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Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Networking Dinner Series: Aisha Gani

Summer Networking Dinner Series Aisha Gani

Join us Thursday 20 July with Aisha Gani, Senior Reporter at BuzzFeed News, covering Muslim life in the UK. She also reports on human rights abuses, particularly in relation to British arms deals in the Gulf. Most recently, Aisha has produced several groundbreaking articles about the Grenfell Tower Community, the Finsbury Park attack, and the challenges faced by Asian Muslim women in UK politics. We encourage young journalists to come to dinner with Aisha and learn about her experience covering Muslim life in the UK.

Event details here.

Learn more about Aisha's work here |  Aisha's work at BuzzFeed | Follow Aisha on Twitter

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