WE LAUNCHED THE FEMINIST FOREIGN POLICY PROGRESSIVE VOICES PROJECT

The FFPPVC collective is co-chaired by Ann Linde, former Swedish foreign minister, Benedicta Lasi, general secretary of the Socialist International, and Machris Cabreos, international coordinator of the Progressive Alliance.

The project was created under the supervision of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES). The May 1st Institute plays a key role in the project, as we work as a strategic partner.

Feminist Foreign Policy (FFP) contributes to sustainable development and a peaceful future. All actors are clearly aware of this fact, as FFP is much more than just a buzzword. It offers a systematic way of analyzing and developing policy and operational responses to the challenges we face today. In times of crisis such as today, it is proven that women, girls and marginalized individuals are most affected by historical and structural inequality. The myriad of positive outcomes brought about by FFP should therefore be a case for considering FFP as the highest political priority among political values.

The role of the Feminist Foreign Policy Progressive Voices Collective will be to influence policy makers and the EU agenda so that they support the emerging FFPPVC guidelines and recommendations as priorities.

Some highlights from the inaugural meeting of the Feminist Foreign Policy Progressive Voices Collective on October 24, 2023 in Brussels: