Killer Robots: How can we stop them?
Sep
23
7:00 PM19:00

Killer Robots: How can we stop them?

On 23 September, CFFP, Facing Finance and Deutschen Friedensgesellschaft-Internationale der KriegsdienstgegnerInnen (DFG-VK) who are part of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots organize the event “Killer Robots: How can we stop them?” in cooperation with the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.

What challenges do we face if fully autonomous weapon systems are not banned in time? What is Germany’s role in this process? We discuss these questions with the members of Parliament Katja Keul (Alliance 90 / The Greens) and Karl-Heinz Brunner (SPD), with the spokesperson for the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots in Germany Thomas Küchenmeister (Facing Finance e.V.) and Dr. med. Goetz Herrmann (University of Paderborn). The event will be opened with a keynote address by Marieke Eilers from the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

You can sign up for the event here.

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4. Potsdamer Friedensdiskurs - Germany's Role in the United Nations
Sep
25
2:00 PM14:00

4. Potsdamer Friedensdiskurs - Germany's Role in the United Nations

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On the occasion of the fourth Potsdamer Friedensdiskurs (Potsdam Peace Discourse), CFFP’s Nina Bernarding will give an input on women, peace and security and women’s rights in foreign and security policy.

The input is part of the all-day event, which you can attend for 15 Euro. You can find more information here.

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Germany in the UN Security Council: Fostering Women, Peace and Security? #womenps
Sep
17
6:30 PM18:30

Germany in the UN Security Council: Fostering Women, Peace and Security? #womenps

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On 17 September, CFFP’s Nina Bernarding will be speaking at the event of Polis 180 “Germany in the UN Security Council: Fostering Women, Peace and Security? #womenps".

Together with Julia Kharashvili (IDP Women Association „Consent“; High Level Advisory Group 1325), Olena Zakharova (Centre of Public Initiatives Ideas for Change), Inger-Luise Heilmann (German Ministry of Defence) and Anna von Gall (Expert on the WPS Agenda), Nina will discuss what has already been achieved during Germany’s membership in the UN security council and what steps the German Government should take, particularly with regard to the implementation of the WPS Agenda.

You can find more information and register for the event here.

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Byline Festival: Business Plan for Peace - Investment, Prevention and Feminism
Aug
24
4:30 PM16:30

Byline Festival: Business Plan for Peace - Investment, Prevention and Feminism

On 24 August, our Co-Founder and Germany Director Kristina Lunz will be speaking on the panel “Business Plan for Peace - Investment, Prevention and Feminism” together with her mentor, the three time Nobel Peace Price Nominee Dr Scilla Elworthy.

The panel takes place in the context of the Byline Festival, a festival with the aim to promote independent journalism full of discussions, music, entertainment and workshops.
If you’re interested in visiting the festival, please use the special discount code BIG40 to get 40 percent off any festival order.

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Feminist Foreign Policy and Lethal Autonomous Weapons
Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

Feminist Foreign Policy and Lethal Autonomous Weapons

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Please join the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy (CFFP) and the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots for the launch of CFFP's "Feminist Foreign Policy and Lethal Autonomous Weapons" briefing. Ahead of the next Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) meeting on lethal autonomous weapons (LAWs) systems on 20 - 21 August 2019, join our discussion on how a feminist foreign policy (FFP) framework is useful for understanding the threat of LAWs.

Though the international movement to preemptively prohibit LAWs is quickly growing, the UK Government has indicated it believes existing humanitarian law is sufficient in addressing this issue. However, as new technological advancements develop quickly, the lack of commitment to pursuing further regulatory measures is worrying. The danger of LAWs is clear, yet attention to and momentum for banning killer robots is lost as Brexit continues to take centre stage in political agendas. As UK political parties adopt explicitly feminist policies and explore adopting FFP in party manifestos, it is critical that politicians and policymakers understand that FFP actively calls for banning LAWs. Anything less is a co-optation of feminist values to uphold patriarchal structures.

Register for your free ticket here.

*Please note there will be photography and videography during the event. By registering for a ticket, you agree that you may appear in photos and videos which will be shared on CFFP's social media and website.

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The July Fireside Chat: Reproductive rights: How to counter the attempted rollback?
Jul
24
6:00 PM18:00

The July Fireside Chat: Reproductive rights: How to counter the attempted rollback?

Together with the British Embassy Berlin we are proud to announce our next Fireside Chat, which will be taking place on 24 July.

We wil discuss how to counter the attempted rollback on reproductive rights together with our honoured guest speaker Adriana Lamačková, Senior Legal Consultant for Europe at the Center for Reproductive Rights.

The Fireside Chat Series brings together individuals working in the areas of foreign and security policy to discuss foreign policy from a feminist perspective.

The event is invite only, but if you are interested in participating, please send an email to Nina@centreforffp.org

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More women, more peace? Feminist foreign policy
Jun
19
4:15 PM16:15

More women, more peace? Feminist foreign policy

On the occasion of a lecture series at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, CFFP’s Germany Director Nina Bernarding will be speaking on feminist foreign policy, its goals and the possibilities for change through this foreign policy approach.

You don’t have to register for the event, just join us in HS 13 of the University.

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Mission Critical: Inclusive Leadership for the Security Sector
Jun
18
to Jun 20

Mission Critical: Inclusive Leadership for the Security Sector

Mission Critical: Inclusive Leadership for the Security Sector takes place from 18-20 June in partnership with CFFP. The conference provides a leadership development and exchange opportunity for key personnel and stakeholders to gain new strategies for diversity and inclusion in security contexts.

CFFP Co-Founder and Germany Director Kristina Lunz will be discussing diversity and foreign policy together with Tjorven Bellmann, Chief, Defense and Security Policy Branch, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Pamela Campos, Political Strategist, U.S. Air Force Veteran (tbc). Karlijn Jans, Defense Advisor, British Embassy, The Hague, will be moderating the panel.

The event is invite only, but for more information you can reach out to Lora Jane Berg at LJBerg@gmfus.org.

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Die Passauer Politiktage: Modern Warfare - Innovation and Progress in the Interest of Civilians?
May
23
8:00 PM20:00

Die Passauer Politiktage: Modern Warfare - Innovation and Progress in the Interest of Civilians?

On the occasion of the Passauer Politiktage (Passau Days of Politics), Nina Bernarding, CFFP Germany Director, is taking part in the panel discussion “Modern Warfare - Innovation and Progress in the Interest of Civilians?” together with Dr. Niklas Schörnig, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt; Rüdiger Bohn, Deputy Commissioner for Disarmament and Arms Control of the Federal Government as well as Dr. Frank Richter, Head of the Division for “Strategy Development and Foundations of networked Security Policy” in the Department of Politics in the Federal Ministry of Defense.

You can find out more about the event here. We are looking forward to seeing as many of you there as possible! 

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Barcamp Frauen: Feminism for everybody
May
18
11:00 AM11:00

Barcamp Frauen: Feminism for everybody

The 9th edition of “Barcamp Frauen” is taking place on 18 May where more than 350 women and men discuss on this year’s theme “Feminism for everybody”. The idea behind “Barcamp Frauen” is to not have a set agenda, but everyone who participates can also offer a session.

As a partner of “Barcamp Frauen”, CFFP also takes part with our Co-Founder and Germany Director, Kristina Lunz, giving an input.

You can register for the event here.

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Feminist Foreign Policy - an imperative for a just and safe world
May
14
7:00 PM19:00

Feminist Foreign Policy - an imperative for a just and safe world

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On 14 May, the Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation and WeltTrends organize the event “Feminist Foreign Policy - an imperative for a just and safe world”. On this occasion Nina Bernarding, our Germany Director, and Nicola Popovic, Director of Gender Associations International Consulting, will discuss what a feminist foreign policy looks like and what civil society expects from the German non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council. The event will be in German.

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Ensuring Inclusive Peace Processes: Supporting Female Combatants in Peaceful Transition from War to Peace
May
7
3:00 PM15:00

Ensuring Inclusive Peace Processes: Supporting Female Combatants in Peaceful Transition from War to Peace

Together with the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation, CFFP organizes the discussion “Ensuring Inclusive Peace Processes: Supporting Female Combatants in Peaceful Transition from War to Peace” with Shadia Marhaban, international mediator and peacebuilding practitioner from Aceh and former member of the Free Aceh Movement’s (GAM) peace negotiating team.

We want to discuss the challenges former female combatants face during peaceful transitions and explore best practices of they can be better supported to play an active role in transitional processes to democracy.

To RSVP, please send a message to nina@centreforffp.org by 3 May.

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Exploring A Feminist Approach to Migration in a Brexit World
Apr
10
5:30 PM17:30

Exploring A Feminist Approach to Migration in a Brexit World

Please join the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy and the Friends of Europe for the local launch of the 2018 Debating Security Plus (DS+) report in London. The event will explore the report's recommendation on migration pathways, and why a feminist approach to migration and foreign policy is critical to ensure that both the UK and EU work together toward developing post-Brexit immigration policies which prioritize human rights.

The UK Government published its White Paper on immigration in December 2018 to outline post-Brexit immigration policy in “the biggest shake-up of immigration policy for 40 years.” As much of the Leave Campaign’s platform drew on racist, anti-immigration rhetoric, Brexit policies are so too anchored in a desire to control and exclude the ‘Other’, rooted in a fear that open borders are harmful to the UK’s national security. In a Brexit world lead by a Prime Minister who has notoriously championed harsh migration and asylum policies, the UK’s relationship with the EU, both of which are still managing the ongoing refugee crisis, will shift in many ways. And critically, UK migration policy risks backsliding in a manner that will perpetuate the violent structures which cause displacement and mass migration in the first place.

In alignment with Debating Security Plus's recommendation to expand regular migration corridors, CFFP and Friends of Europe are coming together to discuss how migration is a phenomenon of human mobility that is inevitable and unstoppable, and we need thoughtful, people-centred policies which are not rooted in repression of migration. Greater attention should be focused on the causes of migration and displacement, looking at conflict prevention and resolution as well as the impact of climate change. Indefinite detention in the UK must end, and new ways of working with the EU to support asylum seekers and refugees prioritized.

Doors open at 5:35, and drinks and appetizers will follow the discussion.

*Please note there will be photography and videography during the event. By registering for a ticket, you agree that you may appear in photos and videos which will be shared on CFFP's social media and website.



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We are the campaign to stop killer robots
Mar
21
5:30 PM17:30

We are the campaign to stop killer robots

The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is the international coalition of more than 90 non-governmental organizations in 53 countries of which CFFP is part.

We work to preemptively ban weapon systems that would select and attack targets without meaningful human control. 
For our inaugural event on 21 February, speakers include Nobel Peace Prize and Laureate Ms. Jody Williams, Nobel Women's Initiative, renowned roboticist Professor Noel Sharkey, ICRAC, other campaigners and special guests.

You can register for the event here.

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Feminism and women's rights under attack! International Perspectives and Counter-Strategies
Mar
18
6:00 PM18:00

Feminism and women's rights under attack! International Perspectives and Counter-Strategies

On 18 March 2019, our CFFP Germany Director Kristina Lunz will moderate a discussion organized by the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation on "Feminism and women's rights under attack! International Perspectives and Counter-Strategies" with a range of exciting panelists: Sahar Aloul from SADAQA, Organisation for the Promotion of Women's Labour Rights (Jordan); Scheaffer Okore, activist and deputy head of the Ukweli Party in Kenia, Anita Gurumurthy, co-founder and director of IT for Change India, Yasmina Banaszczuk, journalist and author based in Germany; and Ailynn Torres Santana from FLASCO Ecuador and Cuba. 

The event will be held in English, with simultaneous German translations. 

You can sign up for it until 11 March here https://www.fes.de/veranstaltungen/?Veranummer=228272 or send an e-mail to FES.Afrika@fes.de. We are looking forward to seeing as many of you there as possible! 

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SOAS, University of London's Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy Annual Lecture on Women in Diplomacy
Mar
11
5:30 PM17:30

SOAS, University of London's Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy Annual Lecture on Women in Diplomacy

Professor Ann Towns gives the CISD Annual Lecture, in recognition of winning the 2018 Bertha Lutz Prize for research on women in diplomacy. The prize is a collaboration between the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) at SOAS, and the Diplomatic Studies Section (DPLST) of the International Studies Association (ISA).

When public office opened up for women among the states of the early 20th century, there were generally two exceptions: women were not allowed to join the military or diplomacy. Not until the past two decades have a growing number of women entered diplomacy. What does the encounter between women and diplomacy – which was male-dominated for over a century – look like? In what ways are diplomatic practices gendered? How do women diplomats experience and navigate the gendered terrain of diplomacy? What theoretical insights might a study of gender and diplomacy bring to diplomatic studies and its recent turn to practices? Professor Ann Towns, PI of the Gender and Diplomacy (GenDip) Program in political science at the University of Gothenburg will address these questions in a talk on her new book project.

The event will be chaired by Dr Dan Plesch (CISD, SOAS), with a response from Marissa Conway (Co-Founder and UK Director, the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy).

The event is open to the public, register for your free ticket here.

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International Women's Day - A reason to celebrate?
Mar
7
9:30 AM09:30

International Women's Day - A reason to celebrate?

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin is hosting a one-day event on Thursday, 7 March. The event “International Women’s Day - A reason to celebrate?” discusses not only equal opportunities in politics, administration, economy and society but also feminist foreign policy.

CFFP is hosting the panel “The Opportunity of the German Security Council Seat: What is missing for a feminist peace- and security policy of Germany?”, which will be moderated by CFFP’s Co-Founder and Germany Director Kristina Lunz.

The event is currently invite-only. We’ll keep you posted!

You can find out more about what was discussed during the event here.

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Feminist, global, just - The European Union as a trailblazer for women's rights?
Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

Feminist, global, just - The European Union as a trailblazer for women's rights?

CFFP’s Co-Founder and Germany Director Kristina Lunz will be giving an input during the Bavarian Green Party’s Women’s reception in Nürnberg.

On the occasion of the upcoming European Parliament election, the event discusses the role of the European Union as a trailblazer for women’s right and whether the current understanding of European politics can be seen as feminist.

To sign up, please send an email to natalie.keller@gruene-fraktion-bayern.de

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Die Berufung - Hamburg premiere
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Die Berufung - Hamburg premiere

On 28 February, CFFP’s Co-Founder and Germany Director Kristina Lunz will be moderating a panel on women’s rights on the occasion of the Hamburg premiere of “Die Berufung” (On the basis of sex).

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Ines Kappert, Director of the Gunda-Werner-Institute; Prof. Dr. Doris König, judge at the Federal Constitutional Court and Prof. Dr. Katharina Boele-Woelki, President of the Bucerius Law School.

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February Fireside Chat in Berlin
Feb
21
5:30 PM17:30

February Fireside Chat in Berlin

Together with the British Embassy Berlin and frauen@diplo e.V. we are proud to announce our next Fireside Chat, which will happen at 21 February in Berlin. This time, we are honoured to be joined by Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, Co-founder and Executive Director of the International Civil Society Action Network. Together with her, we will discuss: "19 years later: Where does the Women, Peace and Security Agenda stand"? 

And you can be part of it!

We are giving away a few free tickets. If you would like to participate, please send an email to cffpgermany@centreforffp.org by Monday, 18 February 6 pm (CET). The winners will be contacted by our CFFP Germany team.

The Fireside Chat Series brings together women working in the areas of foreign and security policy to discuss foreign policy from a feminist perspective.  The event will be in English. 

Read about the February Fireside Chat on ICAN’s website here.

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Ending sexual violence in conflict: Connecting the realities of survivors and the international  community's efforts to ensure accountability
Feb
6
5:00 PM17:00

Ending sexual violence in conflict: Connecting the realities of survivors and the international community's efforts to ensure accountability

In cooperation with the British Embassy Berlin and Auswärtiges Amt, CFFP will host an event to discuss how Germany and the UK can use their influence in the UN Security Council to strengthen the international community's efforts to prevent sexualised violence in conflict and to implement international agendas for accountability.

Join us for a discussion with our distinguished panelists Tania von Uslar, Director for Human Rights at the German Federal Foreign Office; Rachel King from the British Embassy in Berlin; Dr. Monika Hauser from medica mondiale e. V.; Düzen Tekkal from Háwar, and Nela Porobić Isaković from the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom in Bosnia.

To sign up for the event, visit: https://bit.ly/2RiTDXh

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The January Fireside Chat
Jan
23
4:30 PM16:30

The January Fireside Chat

Though political representation is slowly becoming more diverse, foreign policy is still heavily dominated by white men. For example, only 32% of MPs in the House of Commons are women - though low, this is still a significant number as this also marks a historical high. There is still far to go to ensure that women are not just present at the table but taken seriously and that a wide range of lived experiences are utilised to inform policy decisions.

Please join The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Women (FCO Women)and The Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy (CFFP) for an evening fireside chat as we dive into this topic and discuss how to elevate women's voices in the foreign policy sphere.

The panel will be chaired by Kara Owen, Director Americas at the FCO and featured speakers include:

Sarah Fountain Smith, Deputy High Commissioner for Canada to the UK

Nomatemba Tambo, High Commissioner for South Africa to the UK

Marissa Conway, Co-Founder and UK Director of the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy

*Please ID and expect airport-style security upon arrival to the event; we recommend arriving at 4pm to allow time for security. All guests must be registered through Eventbrite to be granted access to the event.

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International Politics: feminist, global, just?
Jan
21
1:00 PM13:00

International Politics: feminist, global, just?

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The German Green Party parliamentary group is hosting an event on feminist perspectives on foreign and security policy.

CFFP’s advisory board member Jennifer Cassidy as well as CFFP Co-Founder and Germany Director Kristina Lunz will be speaking at the event, discussing the prevalent understanding of foreign policy and diplomacy, the possibilities of a feminist foreign policy and what it could look like concretely.

To register for the event, please check: https://www.gruene-bundestag.de/no_cache/termin/feministisch-global-gerecht-die-internationale-politik-deutschlands-auf-dem-pruefstand.html

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The Inaugural Fireside Chat
Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

The Inaugural Fireside Chat

CFFP and the British Embassy Berlin cooperate for “The Fireside Chat Series” bringing together women from the areas of foreign and security policy, diplomacy, and politics for exchange and to rethink foreign policy from a feminist perspective.

On 11 December 2018, the Inaugural Fireside Chat takes place featuring Dr. Louise Arimatsu, Policy Fellow at the London School of Economic and Political Science who will speak about feminist foreign policy, feminist international law as well as women and weapons.

Please note that the event is invitation only.

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#metoo - 5 continents, one movement
Dec
6
5:00 PM17:00

#metoo - 5 continents, one movement

Together with CFFP, the Embassies of Australia, Canada, France, Japan and Mali organize the conference “#metoo – 5 continents, one movement”, discussing the impact of the hashtag around the globe and what a post #metoo world should look like.
The event is invitation only, but for any questions, please email metoo2018@cas-berlin.fr.

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Gender and International Affairs: A Breakfast Workshop
Dec
5
8:30 PM20:30

Gender and International Affairs: A Breakfast Workshop

The Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy, in cooperation with the British American Security Information Council (BASIC) and Chatham House, are hosting a breakfast meeting on gender in international affairs. This breakfast is a third of a series of quarterly meetings that will bring together experts and practitioners from the international affairs community to discuss how to better utilise the gender framework in the field of international relations. The event is part of an effort to collaboratively improve gender awareness and equality within organisational cultures and to develop better understandings of how a gendered lens can inform research practices and strengthen analytical work.  

Please note this event is invitation only.

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#TunWirWas - Book presentation and discussion
Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

#TunWirWas - Book presentation and discussion

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On 5 December, CFFP Co-Founder and Germany Director Kristina Lunz participates in a discussion on politics, youth and feminism on the occasion of the book presentation of #TunWirWas (Let’s Do Something) by Herr & Speer.

To register for the event, please checkhttps://www.facebook.com/events/353305178575303/

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Progress in Regressive Times - #2 Make way for feminist policy! Feminist foreign policy in Europe - what it means and where we stand
Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

Progress in Regressive Times - #2 Make way for feminist policy! Feminist foreign policy in Europe - what it means and where we stand

The European Democracy Lab and CFFP cooperate for the event “Make way for feminist policy! Feminist foreign policy in Europe - what it means and where we stand” as part of the series “Progress in Regressive Times” on 4 December. On this occasion, CFFP Co-Founder and Germany director Kristina Lunz will be giving a talk looking at the progress that has been made since Sweden launched its feminist foreign policy in 2014.

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