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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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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Webdossier: Nuclear Weapons and Their Humanitarian and Ecological Consequences

In collaboration with the A post shared by Centre for FFP (@feministforeignpolicy) With the Russian war against Ukraine, Russia’s fear-mongering (nuclear) rhetoric and the nine nuclear-armed states’ ongoing and increasing build-up of their arsenals, it has become seemingly harder to advocate for and reach Global Zero, the total elimination of nuclear weapons.Against this background, it…

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The Urgent Need for a Moroccan Feminist Foreign Policy 

The Urgent Need for a Moroccan Feminist Foreign Policy 

Recognizing women's rights as human rights is crucial for achieving equality, justice, and inclusive development. In Morocco's rich history and diverse culture, the significance of gender equality cannot be overstated. As the nation faces crucial decisions in terms of human security and human rights, embracing gender equality aligns with noble goals and unlocks immense potential…

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Afghan women are at the forefront of resistance, as they have always been.
Image of Ariane Alam, a member of the CFFP Team, gazing towards the horizon with the backdrop of a golden sunset, evoking a sense of hope. At the bottom of the image, in white text, the quote reads: 'Afghan women are at the forefront of resistance, as they have always been.' In the upper left corner, the white CFFP logo is visible.

Afghan women are at the forefront of resistance, as they have always been.

This week marks a sombre anniversary: the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan. On this Afghan Independence Day, as an Afghan woman, born and raised in France, far removed from my family's and community's ancestral homeland, I want to share some thoughts. In the years before the fall of Afghanistan, a feeling of change was palpable. Cities were…

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Beyond tokenism: What if we meaningfully involved Afghan Women?

Beyond tokenism: What if we meaningfully involved Afghan Women?

Today, August 15th marks two years since the Taliban captured Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, and took control of the country. I remember that day as if it were yesterday. Fearing what this could mean for my family, friends, and colleagues in Afghanistan while witnessing it in safety from Germany. The fury and anger I felt, because…

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Is Peace possible in a world with nuclear weapons?
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Is Peace possible in a world with nuclear weapons?

The movie “Oppenheimer” is still being screened in most cinemas around the world, captivating audiences with the gripping tale of the man responsible for creating the most devastating weapon in history. However, it becomes increasingly evident that the world urgently must divert attention to the most pressing question: how can we achieve a world free…

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Germany, a Climate Loser? Now or never to decide.
A crane is shown against the backdrop of a large open-pit mine. On the right side of the image, black text on yellow highlights reads "Germany a climate loser? Now or never to decide."

Germany, a Climate Loser? Now or never to decide.

Germany is simply not doing enough to tackle the climate crisis. On Monday, April 17, 2023, Germany's Expert Council on Climate Change released its review and evaluation of Germany's emission data - and the results are quite clear in this regard: Germany is not doing enough and the efforts so far are frustrating, insufficient, and…

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Climate Change: Business as Usual, Not an Option!
Two women, CFFP Project Manager Sheena and ex-fellow Michelle, stand together in a crowd of protesters at COP27, holding signs that read 'Climate Justice Now' and 'No Climate Justice withour Gender Jsutice' and 'Justicia Climatica". The are standing in the middle of a crowd at COP27.

Climate Change: Business as Usual, Not an Option!

On 20 March, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published the Policymaker Summary of its

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The war in Iraq, a 20 years legacy
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The war in Iraq, a 20 years legacy

Today, March 20th, 2023, marks the 20th anniversary of the war in Iraq, a conflict that had profound and long-lasting effects on Iraqis, the Middle East, and the world. Despite the stated objectives of the war, such as the removal of Saddam Hussein's regime and the establishment of a democratic government, it was widely criticised…

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Germany’s Feminist Foreign Policy – A first Analysis
Cover of the German Feminist Foreign Policy Guidelines "Shaping Feminist Foreign Policy"

Germany’s Feminist Foreign Policy – A first Analysis

guidelines of the German Federal Foreign Office on “Shaping Feminist Foreign Policy”. Already in late 2021, the German government committed to a Feminist Foreign Policy and, thus, to follow in the footsteps of countries such as Mexico, Canada, France, Netherlands, and Spain. Whilst Minister Baerbock repeatedly emphasised last week that these guidelines are not a…

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COP 15 results and why we care
protesters at COP15 holding shields for biodiversity and climate.

COP 15 results and why we care

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COP27 recap – the solutions to the climate crisis are intersectional and feminist
Protesters holding a big banner "No climate Justice without human rights"

COP27 recap – the solutions to the climate crisis are intersectional and feminist

A post shared by Centre for FFP (@feministforeignpolicy) Tackle the root causes, not only the symptoms. Regarding the outcome of COP27, a breakthrough was achieved when states agreed to establish a fund for loss and damage. The countries most impacted by the climate crisis demanded accountability for a crisis that was caused by the historic…

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Everyone talks climate, but skips the justice part.

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Convincing men of the feminist cause? Not my job.

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Solidarity is easier promised than done

An observation and plea for Intersectional Feminist Solidarity

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Teaser: our new monthly feature!

Our monthly column from a Black Feminist Perspective

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