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Feminist Foreign Policy: positioning in a fast-developing debate

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This paper presents Cordaid’s position in the current debate on the development and implementation of the Dutch Feminist Foreign Policy. It gives an insight into the most recent developments and shows the challenges and opportunities for Cordaid and the various themes we work within and on.

Juive Kopela, a counsellor at PASCO (Parlons SIDA aux Communautaires), a partner of Cordaid in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Image: Lisa Murray/Cordaid

Looking at the obstacles hampering gender equality, it briefly explains the importance of a Feminist Foreign Policy as a tool to drive positive structural changes to support inclusive societies.

After providing an overview of Dutch Feminist Foreign Policy, it presents Cordaid’s opinion in light of the opportunities and challenges brought forth by the implementation of such a policy.