Human Rights

Towards a future with more just and inclusive food systems? Power shifting and centring indigenous knowledge systems hold the key
Towards a future with more just and inclusive food systems

Towards a future with more just and inclusive food systems? Power shifting and centring indigenous knowledge systems hold the key

In 2022, over 2.4 billion people around the world lacked access to “nutritious, safe, and sufficient food” due to various shocks that have led to rising living costs, supply chain disruptions, and economic recession.¹ As with inequalities in other sectors, women and other marginalised groups often bear the brunt of the impact, despite their vital role…

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Über 100 namhafte Frauen aus Politik, Kultur und Wirtschaft fordern ihre Rechte ein: Dringender offener Brief an Justizminister Buschmann (FDP) und die Bundesregierung zu ihrer Blockade-Haltung zum EU-weiten Schutz von Millionen von Frauen vor Gewalt
Frauen fordern ihre Rechte ein: Dringender offener Brief an Justizminister Buschmann (FDP) und die Bundesregierung zu ihrer Blockade-Haltung zum EU-weiten Schutz von Millionen von Frauen vor Gewalt

Über 100 namhafte Frauen aus Politik, Kultur und Wirtschaft fordern ihre Rechte ein: Dringender offener Brief an Justizminister Buschmann (FDP) und die Bundesregierung zu ihrer Blockade-Haltung zum EU-weiten Schutz von Millionen von Frauen vor Gewalt

Sehr geehrter Herr Minister Buschmann, sehr geehrte Bundesregierung, wir bitten Sie dringend, Ihre Blockade-Haltung zu Art. 5 (Vergewaltigungsstraftatbestand) des Richtlinienentwurf (RL-E) für einen umfassenden und zugleich effektiven und durchsetzbaren Schutz vor geschlechtsspezifischer Gewalt in allen EU-Mitgliedstaaten aufzugeben. Mit dieser Blockade-Haltung steht der Schutz von Millionen von Frauen vor Gewalt in der EU auf dem Spiel.

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CFFP’s Pride Reading List

Hey there! Every year, June is all about celebrating Pride Month - we commemorate Human Rights Defenders and Queer pioneers throughout history, thanking them for their activism and resilience, and for their achievements which have paved the way for LGBTQI+ communities worldwide to flourish and celebrate together. This year, we've curated a wide collection of…

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Disrupting the multilateral order? The impact of anti-gender actors on multilateral structures in Europe

What is the impact of anti-gender actors on multilateral structures in Europe? How do we build resilient and progressive human rights frameworks to ensure human rights for all? CFFP, financially supported by the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, has produced a study to answer these questions and offer a way forward from a policy perspective.…

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Briefing: The Right to Safe and Legal Abortions in Germany: Germany Violates International Human Rights Obligations

Abortion is still illegal in Germany. It will not be criminally punished under certain circumstances, but it remains a criminal offence. While §218 of the Criminal Code prohibits abortion in Germany, international human rights organisations are clearly calling for decriminalisation. Germany’s newly elected government has the historic opportunity to end these human rights violations once…

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Briefing: A Feminist Global Health Policy

This briefing outlines the interconnection of health policy, peace, and development and provides an overview of existing inequalities in global health, the lasting effects of colonialism and imperialism, and the persisting influence of gender stereotypes on health outcomes. It aims to broaden the discussion of health within the Feminist Foreign Policy sphere beyond the focus…

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Dangerous Alliances Interview Series

Feminist Voices on the Rise of Authoritarianism and the Anti-Gender Movement An interview series by the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy * The views and opinions expressed in these interviews are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of The Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy Right-wing populism and…

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How Anti-Feminist and Anti-Gender Ideologies Contribute to Violent Extremism – And What We Can Do About It

Anti-feminist and anti-gender ideologies – and their basis in hostility and hatred towards women and LGBTQI* people are a crucial, yet overlooked element when analysing radicalisation and violent extremism. Anti-gender and anti-feminist ideologies strongly appeal to groups organised around exclusionary principles because they provide language and a framework for the defence of hierarchical structures in…

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Funding (in)equality? A comparative look at the funding landscape for pro-and anti-gender initiatives and campaigns in the European Union (EU)

Anti-gender campaigns and actors are much better funded than human rights and equality advocates. At the same time, key state services and civil society organisations are being actively defunded or structurally excluded from funding opportunities – EU funding, in particular, is practically inaccessible to grassroots feminist and LGBTQI* organising. In a global context of shrinking…

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Power Over Rights: Understanding and Countering the Anti-Gender Campaigns

What is the transnational anti-gender movement? Who are the actors? How do they operate? What can we do about it? CFFP, financially supported by the German Federal Foreign Office and the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, has produced a study to answer these questions and offer a way forward from a policy perspective. We are…

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