Foreign policy affects every aspect of our lives, and is determined by an elite few whom often operate to maintain the status quo and institutional bias. 

The Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy is proud to lead the way in making foreign policy more feminist, more transparent, and more intersectional.

 

 

Our Mission:

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Our Vision:

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Our Values:

INTERSECTIONALITY: We acknowledge that varying forms of oppression intersect with one another to shape peoples' lived experiences, and we remain mindful and inquisitive of these oppressions. An intersectional approach is key to achieving and creating a foreign policy that puts humans - and not special interests - at its core and leaves no one behind. 

COLLABORATION over competition: We are focused on working collaboratively with organizations and people who share our aims and objectives, and who will use our resources to develop public support for feminist foreign policy. 

INTEGRITY: We do what we say, and are bold in our statements and ideas. We are foreign policy nerds by education and activists by heart and will always speak truth to power in the quest of making foreign policy more inclusive. 

 

 

So what's a feminist foreign policy anyway?

 

The Co-Founders

 
Marissa Conway  | Co-Founder and UK Director | London  In the summer of 2016, Marissa completed her dissertation on feminist nuclear policy as part of her MA in Gender Studies from SOAS, University of London. During this time she began to engage with feminist foreign policy and quickly became convinced of the impact feminist values can have in making foreign policy more transparent, intersectional, and ethical. The Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy (CFFP) was officially launched in London in December 2016, and in 2019, Marissa was named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe List for her work with CFFP.  Originally from Silicon Valley in California, Marissa moved to London in 2015 to pursue her MA. Previously she worked with Freedom House, a safe house for survivors of human trafficking, Living Water, a clean water charity, and consulted as a branding and graphic design creative for organisations like ATLAS Women, Triarc, the Centre for Intersectional Justice, and embassies across Europe. She holds a BA in Political Science and a BA in Music from Chapman University in Orange County, California.  Marissa frequently writes and speaks about feminist nuclear policy, feminist foreign policy, and feminist business practices. She has been published by the University of Oxford, Chatham House, Ploughshares, and the Turkish Policy Quarterly, and regularly speaks at universities, conferences, and events throughout Europe and the US. For a full list of her publications and past speaking engagements, see  here .  Follow her on  Twitter  and  Instagram  and view her  website  here.

Marissa Conway | Co-Founder and UK Director | London

In the summer of 2016, Marissa completed her dissertation on feminist nuclear policy as part of her MA in Gender Studies from SOAS, University of London. During this time she began to engage with feminist foreign policy and quickly became convinced of the impact feminist values can have in making foreign policy more transparent, intersectional, and ethical. The Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy (CFFP) was officially launched in London in December 2016, and in 2019, Marissa was named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe List for her work with CFFP.

Originally from Silicon Valley in California, Marissa moved to London in 2015 to pursue her MA. Previously she worked with Freedom House, a safe house for survivors of human trafficking, Living Water, a clean water charity, and consulted as a branding and graphic design creative for organisations like ATLAS Women, Triarc, the Centre for Intersectional Justice, and embassies across Europe. She holds a BA in Political Science and a BA in Music from Chapman University in Orange County, California.

Marissa frequently writes and speaks about feminist nuclear policy, feminist foreign policy, and feminist business practices. She has been published by the University of Oxford, Chatham House, Ploughshares, and the Turkish Policy Quarterly, and regularly speaks at universities, conferences, and events throughout Europe and the US. For a full list of her publications and past speaking engagements, see here.

Follow her on Twitter and Instagram and view her website here.

Kristina Lunz  | Co-Founder and Germany Director | Berlin  Kristina is an award-winning human rights activist, co-founder and Germany director of the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy, and advisor to the German Federal Foreign Office. She was also recently named on the  Forbes 30 under 30  list. Previously she worked for the UN Development Programme in NYC and Myanmar, as well as for a feminist NGO in Colombia.  Kristina graduated with distinction from University College London’s School of Public Policy. She did a second master’s at the Oxford Department of International Development in diplomacy. During her time in Oxford she started getting involved in activism and has been campaigning since. Amongst others, she was an advisor to UN Women National Committee Germany on the 'No Means No' campaign to change the German law on sexualised violence and rape. In July 2016 the law was changed making consent the criterion for rape – a milestone for the women’s rights movement. For another grassroots campaign, ‘Against sexualised violence and racism. #Ausnahmslos’, Kristina and her team were awarded a women’s rights prize by a German parliamentary party.  Educational equality and dismantling classism is another of Kristina’s passions. This is mainly inspired by her own story: Making it to Oxford against all odds as a working class girl from the countryside. This has led her to founding ‘Initiative: Augenhöhe’, a mentorship and leadership programme for working-class children from the village.  In addition Kristina has been the research advisor on international arms trade, and international security and female empowerment for the three times Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and founder of numerous NGOs, Dr Scilla Elworthy. She is also a freelance writer and frequently publishes on topics including activism, women’s rights, education, and international politics.  Follow her on  Twitter  and  Instagram  and view her  website  here.

Kristina Lunz | Co-Founder and Germany Director | Berlin

Kristina is an award-winning human rights activist, co-founder and Germany director of the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy, and advisor to the German Federal Foreign Office. She was also recently named on the Forbes 30 under 30 list. Previously she worked for the UN Development Programme in NYC and Myanmar, as well as for a feminist NGO in Colombia.

Kristina graduated with distinction from University College London’s School of Public Policy. She did a second master’s at the Oxford Department of International Development in diplomacy. During her time in Oxford she started getting involved in activism and has been campaigning since. Amongst others, she was an advisor to UN Women National Committee Germany on the 'No Means No' campaign to change the German law on sexualised violence and rape. In July 2016 the law was changed making consent the criterion for rape – a milestone for the women’s rights movement. For another grassroots campaign, ‘Against sexualised violence and racism. #Ausnahmslos’, Kristina and her team were awarded a women’s rights prize by a German parliamentary party.

Educational equality and dismantling classism is another of Kristina’s passions. This is mainly inspired by her own story: Making it to Oxford against all odds as a working class girl from the countryside. This has led her to founding ‘Initiative: Augenhöhe’, a mentorship and leadership programme for working-class children from the village.

In addition Kristina has been the research advisor on international arms trade, and international security and female empowerment for the three times Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and founder of numerous NGOs, Dr Scilla Elworthy. She is also a freelance writer and frequently publishes on topics including activism, women’s rights, education, and international politics.

Follow her on Twitter and Instagram and view her website here.

 

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