Peace and Security
A Feminist Foreign Policy prioritises feminist understandings of security over militarised conceptions of state security. It strives for more than the mere absence of violent conflict, inter-state or otherwise.
Our Past Projects
How militarised is German foreign and security policy – and how can we change this?
Why Germany should support the TPNW
Gender-based violence (GBV) and the Arms Trade Treaty
Centring the experience of Afghan women experts and human rights’ defenders
Our Current Projects
Including LGBTQI* Voices and Perspectives in Women, Peace, and Security
LGBTQI* individuals and communities continue to be excluded from WPS research, policy development, and programming.Learn More Learn More
Security for Whom? The humanitarian and ecological consequences of nuclear weapons
For decades, nuclear weapons have been perpetually inflicting catastrophic harm on (marginalised) communities and the environment across the world. At times when nuclear-armed states are modernising their arsenals, and disarmament seems out of reach, it is fundamentally important to highlight the humanitarian and ecological impact of nuclear weapons use, production, and testing - to remind us of what really keeps us safe.Learn More
A Feminist Foreign Policy Towards Russia
The war in Ukraine primarily affects Ukrainians who are defending their lives and freedom. Beyond that, the war is also shaping our multilateral order for generations to come.Learn More Learn More
Anti-Feminism and anti-democratic developments
The perpetual marginalisation of women and LGBTQI+ people is an essential part of authoritarian and democratic backsliding regimes, and serves a range of different purposes: from legitimising restrictions on freedom of expression, freedom of the press, and civil society engagement, to building national and international alliances, and rationalising war and violent conflict.Learn More
AT THE CENTRE: Afghan Women Experts’ Policy Demands
For the last 18 months, CFFP has been guided by and working with a steering committee of Afghan women experts and human rights activists, with the goal of ensuring that…
A Feminist Take on Nuclear Weapons in Germany – CFFP x ICAN
With the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the discussion around nuclear weapons has reached a new high. At the same time, more and more states are open to a Feminist Foreign…
Briefing: Germany on the Security Council: Recommendations for a Feminist Foreign and Security Policy
Together Centre for International Peace Operations (ZIF) and CFFP Germany have developed 10 recommendations for a feminist and human security-based foreign policy for Germany’s upcoming term on the United Nations…
Briefing: The ‘Women, Peace, and Security’ Agenda: Implementation Matters
17 German NGOs published this policy brief ahead of the Third National Action Plans on the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security.
Briefing: Why the International Arms Trade is a Feminist Issue – and What Germany Can Do About It
By explicitly referencing the Arms Trade Treaty, the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda re-confirms its link with the arms (export) control and disarmament agenda. However, Germany’s increasing commitment to…
How the Next German Government Can Support the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
On January 22, 2021, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) entered into force. The legally-binding, multilateral treaty prohibits the development, production, possession, stockpiling, testing, and use of…
Exporting Violence and Inequality Report
What is the link between gender-based violence and German arms exports? In this study, commissioned by
How Militarised is Germany’s Foreign Policy?
Internationally, Germany enjoys a reputation of military restraint. This policy brief argues that this reputation is increasingly detached from reality. By providing an analysis of Germany’s foreign and security policy…
Upcoming & Past Events
The Future of Nuclear Disarmament: Is Global Zero Still Possible?
Amidst Russia’s war in Ukraine and the willingness of governments to increase military spending also for their nuclear arsenals, discussions around nuclear weapons as security guarantors are gaining momentum: Since…
Munich Security Conference Breakfast Discussion – War, Oppression, and Strongmen: Rethinking the Role of Anti-Feminism in Autocratic Regimes
We are delighted to invite you to our Breakfast Discussion on "War, Oppression, and Strongmen: Rethinking the Role of Anti-Feminism in Autocratic Regimes" on Sunday 19th February, from 7.30 to…
Banning the Bomb, Smashing the Patriarchy: An Evening With Ray Acheson and Their New Book
Ray Acheson, spoke to Co-Founder and CFFP Germany Co-Executive Director, Kristina Lunz, about their brilliant new book ‘Banning the Bomb, Smashing the Patriarchy’, published on the 6th of June by…
The European Arms Trade is a Feminist Issue – and What We Can Do About It
This online discussion, organised by the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation and the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy, reflects on why the international arms trade is a feminist issue, debates the tensions between the…
Gender, Power and Arms: The Interlinkages Between International Armament, Masculinities and Discrimination
Fully autonomous weapons are being developed in the context of established norms of gender and power. Norms that over decades have shaped an international security architecture, in which states’ power…
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Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden
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