We asked 10 leading thinkers, policymakers, journalists and activists what feminist foreign policy means to them. They each support the idea — here's how they see it working.
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10 reasons why we need feminist foreign policy

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For International Women's Day we asked 10 leading thinkers, policymakers, journalists and activists what feminist foreign policy means to them. They each support the idea — here's how they see it working. With contributions from Canadian minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern, journalist Sally Armstrong, former US ambassador Melanne Verveer and more. 
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Canada puts its feminist foreign policy to the test

With its G7 presidency, Canada faces the challenge of applying a gender lens to policy areas like trade, peacekeeping and diplomacy. Such efforts put the feminist foreign policy concept under the microscope. By Karen K. Ho
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The women and girl migrants who disappear, and the feminist policies that could save them

Immigration policies are largely based on the experience of the male migrant, Alice Driver explains from Mexico and Central America, as she explores what a feminist approach to immigration might look like. 
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Four years on, Sweden remains committed to its feminist foreign policy

Both praised and questioned, Sweden’s feminist foreign policy is a global first. But, as Nathalie Rothschild reports from Stockholm, some say it doesn’t go far enough. 

BEST OF THE WEB

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The Trump-Russia dossier

How did a British citizen become "enmeshed in one of America’s most consequential political battles?" In this New Yorker piece, Jane Mayer explains how Christopher Steele, the man behind the dossier on Donald Trump's connections to Russia, tried to share his research with the world — and why so little was done in reaction to the information throughout the US presidential campaign. 
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Emperor for life?

This week, China's Communist Party is expected to vote to abolish term limits, clearing the way for President Xi Jinping to remain in office. In The Globe and MailNathan VanderKlippe reports on what Xi's future might look like — and what this might mean for Western countries that are already reassessing their relationships with China. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Is It Too Late To Salvage A Two-State Solution?

March 14, 2018, Ottawa
An event featuring H.E. Douglas Scott Proudfoot, Representative of Canada to the Palestinian Authority.
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The Road To 2030 – Challenges And Opportunities In The World’s Fastest Growing Market

March 15, 2018, Toronto
Stephen Groff, Vice President of Operations for Southeast/East Asia and the Pacific at the Asian Development Bank, will speak to members about the ADB’s Strategy 2030 agenda and challenges and opportunities that the bank and investors may find in the world’s fastest growing continent.
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Saving the Planet: Overcoming Challenges of Emissions Monitoring and Climate Engineering

March 21, 2018, Waterloo
A talk led by by climate law experts Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty and Neil Craik.

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