Since the adoption of the feminist foreign policy in 2014 different tools and methods have been developed to ensure its implementation. The seminar aims to take stock of the implications of the feminist foreign policy for the African continent. Before the introduction of the Swedish feminist foreign policy focus has been on ‘women in development’ (WID), ‘gender and development’ (GAD) and gender mainstreaming – does the introduction of the feminist foreign policy mean a change to a new approach on ‘feminism and development’? It will be debated how the feminist foreign policy has been implemented and if it has led to changes in foreign policies and practices on gender.
The seminar also debates if the feminist foreign policy has led to any transformation of unequal gender structures globally? At the seminar the underlying assumptions of the feminist foreign policy will be unpacked and the broader implications for the north / south relations of the Swedish feminist foreign policy will be debated. Can we can talk about a new feminist ethics of care? Or how feminist is Swedish foreign policy?
- Annika Bergman Rosamond, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Lund University
- Veronica Perzanowska, Senior Gender Adviser, Department for Africa, SIDA.