It’s Time to Rethink What a ‘Feminist Foreign Policy’ Means

A group of women foreign and defense ministers from NATO, amid discussions of feminist foreign policy
A group of women foreign and defense ministers from NATO member states meet during the NATO summit in Madrid, Spain, June 29, 2022 (AP photo by Manu Fernandez).

Sweden’s September elections ushered in a new government that promptly mothballed the country’s “feminist foreign policy” adopted in 2014. This unfortunate development, however, is an opportunity for everyone interested in promoting gender equality globally to rethink what a feminist foreign policy can and must do.

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