Understanding Feminist Foreign Policy: An Interview with Muktasree Chakma
Muktasree is a rights activist and researcher and leads the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) based organisation, SPaRC. She is the youngest Core Group Member of the longstanding organisation, SANGAT, A Feminist Network. In this interview, Muktasree unpacks what a Feminist Foreign Policy is.
Understanding Feminist Foreign Policy: An Interview with Sahana Dharmapuri
Sahana Dharmapuri is a gender expert and advisor to senior civilian policy makers and military officials on promoting peace and conflict prevention. Sahana’s global perspective brings an intersectional lens to a broad range of inter-agency and multilateral engagement. Sahana is the inaugural Director of Our Secure Future, the Women, Peace and Security program of One Earth Future Foundation (2016 to present). She also has served as gender advisor on women, peace, and security issues to the Department of State, USAID and the Department of Defense. Her work includes developing sustainable policy approaches and program implementation for NATO, Sweden and Canada. She is a key interlocutor to USIP, IPI, and other international organizations on women’s rights and a variety of security issues. In this interview, Sahana unpacks what a Feminist Foreign Policy entails.
Understanding Feminist Foreign Policy: An Interview with Toni Haastrup
Toni Haastrup is a senior lecturer in international politics at the University of Stirling. Her research broadly explores the nature of global power hierarchies (between the Global North and South) in knowledge and practice. Toni has worked in the area of global governance of security via regional security institutions - the African and European Unions. A part of her current research agenda draws on critical feminisms to understand the foreign policy practices of both institutions. In this interview, Toni unpacks what a Feminist Foreign Policy entails.
Understanding Feminist Foreign Policy: An Interview with Judicaelle Irakoze
Burundian born and US-educated, Judicaelle is a recognized organizer, a thought leader on women’s rights, feminist movement building, African politics affairs, youth development, immigrant rights, refugee integration, project building and management, women’s entrepreneurship, sexual and reproductive rights, and many more. She is an advocate whose work exists at the intersections of human rights and social justice. Her purpose filled activism has sparkled national and global dialogue on gender based violence, racial equity, economic and social development of the African continent and the global diaspora. In this interview, Judicaelle unpacks what a Feminist Foreign Policy entails.
Understanding Feminist Foreign Policy: An Interview with Visaka Dharmadasa
Visaka is the founder and Chair of Association of War Affected Women and Parents of Servicemen Missing in Action. Struggling to end the civil war, she was able to bring women together across the conflict lines to work for peace. Ms Dharmadasa educates soldiers and community leaders about international standards of conduct of war specifically to raise awareness about the importance of soldier’s identification tags and treatment to prisoners of war. She also works on disseminating the content of UN resolution 1325 on women peace and security, calling for the inclusion of women at all levels of peace building and decision making. She trains women to run for political office and also on power sharing. In this interview, Visaka unpacks what a Feminist Foreign Policy entails.
Understanding Feminist Foreign Policy: An Interview with Sharon Bhagwan Rolls
Sharon Bhagwan-Rolls [she/her/hers] is a second-generation Fiji Island feminist working on the intersection of gender, media, communications and peace by supporting the development and production of appropriate and accessible media. She is the Chairperson and Gender Liaison of the Board of Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), the Technical Adviser of the Pacific Island based Shifting the Power Coalition and a Co-Chair of Global Fund for Women Board of Directors. She is also a member of the World Pulse Global Council and National Vice President of the YWCA of Fiji. In this interview, Sharon unpacks what a Feminist Foreign Policy entails.
Understanding Feminist Foreign Policy: An Interview with Hibaaq Osman
Since 2005, Hibaaq Osman has led a growing movement to end violence violence against women and promote women’s participation across the Arab region. Through Karama – the civil society organisation that she founded in Cairo – Hibaaq has supported women across the region, building networks, institutions and constituencies to promote ideas and build support for positive change for women from Morocco to Yemen. Hibaaq’s innovative approach seeks out women working on the ground to advance women’s rights and security, but who lack the tools and the opportunities to make a greater impact. She provides the strategic advice, capacity building and technical and financial support to foster cooperation, cooperation and collaboration and elevate local campaigns to success at regional and international levels. In this interview, Hibaaq unpacks what a Feminist Foreign Policy entails.
Understanding Feminist Foreign Policy: An Interview with Cecilia Palmeiro
Cecilia Palmeiro is an Argentinean scholar, a writer and an activist. Her academic background is focused on critical theory, literary studies and gender studies. She is now writing a book on the Ni Una Menos collective in Argentina and the Global Feminist Tide, from the perspective of its aesthetic and micropolitical revolution. In this interview, Cecilia unpacks what a Feminist Foreign Policy entails.
Understanding Feminist Foreign Policy: An Interview with Sally Mboumien
Sally is the general coordinator for the Southwest/Northwest Women’s Taskforce (SNWOT), a coalition of women leaders and women-led organizations working to ensure women’s meaningful participation and decision-making in resolving the Anglophone conflict. In 2020, Sally and SNWOT received the Distinguished Partners for Peace and Security Award. Sally is also a teacher, researcher, social activist, and the founder and executive director of Common Action for Gender Development (COMAGEND). In this interview, Sally unpacks what a Feminist Foreign Policy entails.
Understanding Feminist Foreign Policy: An Interview with Isata Kabia
Isata Kabia, the Founder and Director of Voice of Women-SL (VoW-SL), recently served as a government Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs (2018) and as the Minister of State II at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. In this interview, Isata unpacks what a Feminist Foreign Policy entails.