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Forced Migration, Human Trafficking, and the Issue of Consent: What Role for a Feminist Foreign Policy?

Forced Migration, Human Trafficking, and the Issue of Consent: What Role for a Feminist Foreign Policy?

 This piece was originally published in Disrupted: The Migration Issue in February 2019. The global migration debate hinges on questions of labelling and categorisation. Regardless of whether this debate is conducted in public, political, or judicial settings, it is deemed imperative to distinguish between border-crossers as eligible or ineligible claimants of state protection and assistance.…

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The Period Positive Pledge: An International Standard for Co-Operative, Non-Corporate Menstrual Literacy Policy

The Period Positive Pledge: An International Standard for Co-Operative, Non-Corporate Menstrual Literacy Policy

Chella Quint presents the rationale for a new framework to create a future of taboo-free menstruation-related policy, product provision, school- and community-based education and accurate and understandable public health messages.

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Refugee Legislation in South Africa: A Feminist Foreign Policy Analysis – Part 2

Refugee Legislation in South Africa: A Feminist Foreign Policy Analysis – Part 2

This is the second part of a two part series that utilises a feminist foreign policy (ffp) framing to analyse refugee policy in South Africa. Part 1 has previously outlined the ffp principles, migration legislation and discourse analysis to determine the extent of gender inclusivity in refugee law. Part 2 explores ideas of national security and sovereignty which dominate discussions about the asylum regime to provide a contextual understanding of the barriers to a gender sensitive refugee policy in South Africa. Farley discusses.

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Hiding Behind the F-Word: the Failures of Sweden’s Feminist Foreign Policy

Hiding Behind the F-Word: the Failures of Sweden’s Feminist Foreign Policy

While Sweden’s feminist foreign policy has seen several successes since its implementation, the government has also exhibited certain blind spots which undermine the ambitious commitments made through the adoption of its feminist foreign policy.  Annina Claesson discusses.

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