On July 19th, join Our Secure Future’s director Sahana Dharmapuri as she presents from 11:30–1:30 at an Interface event hosted by the Boulder Jewish Community Center titled The Rise of the Feminine Consciousness: What Does a Feminist Foreign Policy Look Like? As states begin to implement Women, Peace, and Security National Action Plans, the need for a Feminist Foreign Policy is becoming increasingly evident. States like Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Canada have started that process. In October 2017, President Trump signed the WPS Act into law in the United States.
How does the increased participation of women in decision-making—a hallmark of Women, Peace and Security—impact security policy? WPS is unique from other foreign policy agendas because it originated from a global constituency of non-state actors. The focus on a non-violent and human-rights–based approach and acknowledgment of the intrinsic value of gender equality is crucial to this new framework and lasting peace. For more information and to purchase $10 tickets (or audio access), check out https://www.interfaceboulder.org/event/the-rise-of-the-feminine-consciousness/