From Commitment to Action: Feminist Foreign Policy of the G7

24 November 2022

13.00-14.30 CET

Online via Zoom

“In the spirit of feminist development, foreign and trade policies and to empower women and girls, we will strengthen the rights, resources and opportunities for women and girls in all their diversity in every sphere.”

This commitment given by the G7 in Elmau in June 2022 is a significant task, that must now be turned into effective action. In this discussion, we will explore challenges and opportunities of Feminist Foreign Policy (FFP) in the context of sustainable development with special regard to its impact on low- and middle-income countries.

In the first part, we discuss the concept from the perspective of advancing the SDGs. Is it a game changer or just a repackaging of gender equality? Can FFP benefit low- and middle-income countries and if yes, how?  How must the implementation be designed, so that it becomes effective and not just a political catchphrase? In the second part, we will take a deeper look on the actual state of implementation by G7 states. We will seek to understand changes on a more practical level and envisage the ultimate value and power of this approach. We invited a diverse group of stakeholders, who provide their perspectives on the concept itself, its importance in the context of global sustainable development and pre-conditions for an impactful implementation.

The sessions will be in English. Participation is free of charge. Please register online until 23 November 2022.