Feminist Foreign Policy and Its Implications for Women Human Rights Defenders

News 03.03.2021

Together with the Permanent Mission of Sweden in Geneva, Doria Feminist Fund, Center for Feminist Foreign Policy and PEN America, the Right Livelihood Foundation is organising a webinar on March 4, 5pm CET on Feminist Foreign Policy and Its Implications for Women Human Rights Defenders.

Feminist Foreign Policy (FFP) was first established in Sweden in 2014 from the idea that sustainable peace and sustainable development can never be achieved if half of the population is excluded from the equation. One of the keystones of an effective FFP is to protect and support Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) working in circumstances where women have been traditionally excluded from political decisions, or even criminalised for their feminist work. Ensuring their ability to advance women’s rights and gender equality must be a priority.

By bringing together decision-makers and feminist activists, this event wants to be a space to share reflections and best practices on how FFP could substantially and concretely improve the lives of WHRD working in a repressive environment, with a particular focus on the case of 2020 Right Livelihood Laureate Nasrin Sotoudeh in Iran.



Opening remarks

A video message from Åsa Regnér, Deputy Executive Director at UN Women


H.E. Ambassador Anna Jardfelt, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the UN Office and other International Organisations in Geneva

Hannah Neumann, Member of the European Parliament

Mozn Hassan, Head of the Board of Directors at Doria Feminist Fund, 2016 Right Livelihood Laureate

Sima Samar, Afghanistan’s former Minister for Human Rights and former Minister of Women’s Affairs, 2012 Right Livelihood Laureate

Closing Remarks

Kristina Luntz, Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy


Gunilla Hallonsten, Board member at the Right Livelihood Foundation and Director at Church of Sweden


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