London, 31 January 2021 – The Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy (CFFP) has published a new report called “Feminism, Power, and Nuclear Weapons: An Eye on the P5.”
As United Nation’s Security Council Permanent 5 (P5) members – China, France, Russia, United Kingdom (UK) and United States (US) – increasingly share their commitments to a Feminist Foreign Policy framework, this new CFFP report outlines the shifts required in nuclear policy in order achieve sustainable peace.
Marissa Conway, CFFP Co-Founder and UK Executive Director , said:
“An increasing number of countries around the world, including the UK, the US, and France, are engaging with feminist approaches to foreign policy. However, these same countries are resisting calls to reduce and eliminate their nuclear stockpiles. Feminist approaches to foreign policy and nuclear weapons posession are not compatible.”
The report authors outline key policy recommendations for the P5 to approach their nuclear strategy with a feminist lens:
Ratify the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty
Redirect large funds from nuclear programmes to issues that place people first
Begin financial reparations to survivors of nuclear explosions and testing
Erode the singular, gendered, ‘us-vs.-them’ rhetoric that prevents collaboration and sustainable peace
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About The Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy (CFFP):
The Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy is a research and advocacy not-for-profit advocating for equality, intersectionality, and justice in foreign policy.
CFFP staff are available for interview. For more information contact Marissa Conway (Co-Founder & UK Executive Director, CFFP) by email: email@example.com.