We believe foreign policy has the potential to be a mechanism for equality, justice, solidarity, and peace. But there can't be peace without feminism. FFP takes a step outside the black box approach of traditional foreign policy thinking and its focus on military force, violence, and domination by offering an alternate and intersectional rethinking of security from the viewpoint of the most vulnerable. CFFP believes a feminist approach to foreign policy provides a powerful lens through which we can interrogate the violent global systems of power that leave millions of people in perpetual states of vulnerability. An intersectional feminist perspective has been increasingly implemented in academia and activism, but less so in policy practice.
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The authors do not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and have disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Research shows that countries with more gender equality are less likely than other countries to experience civil war. Gender equality is also linked with good governance : Countries that exploit women are far more unstable. But ever more countries are starting to at least write them into the agenda. In January , Mexico became the first country in Latin America to adopt a feminist foreign policy.