Feminism, Women's and Gender Policy in the International Political Arena
International Politics as Male Domain?
The Feminist Institute continuously introduces feminist and gender policy perspectives to current debates in international politics. This field of politics, in particular, often lacks crucial, feminist perspectives, resulting in international political decisions being made overwhelmingly by male actors: politicians, heads of international organizations, CEOs of international corporations and their researchers. In addition, the field of international politics is dominated by the "big" themes, thereby marginalizing others. The fight against terrorism is seen as more "international" than the fight against poverty and security policy is seen as more important than peace building.
Feminist perspectives recognize women as actors and victims, and try to link various fields: peace building with poverty eradication, environmental policy with crisis prevention, and women's politics with sustainable development.
What role does gender play in cases of biopiracy? What political actors on the European level advance women policy? What is the content of those European policies that promote gender equality? What gender conceptions underlie issues of fundamentalism? What developments have occurred since the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing?
These questions are just a few that the Feminist Institute and the Heinrich Boell Foundation address in their work - on a virtual level in GLOW, as well as concretely in the context of events such as the conference "Femme Globale" and in the "Summer School."
The formation of policy begins with an understanding of how issues relate to one another: Thus, the Feminist Institute offers GLOW's users comprehensive information to important themes in international politics, in order to provide a context in which feminist activity on the international level can be understood.
|| Women in Europe|
European politics verges upon women's policy and demands feminist contributions and perspectives. Numerous actors on both the national and European levels work hard to ensure that these contributions and perspectives are indeed included in European politics. An introduction to women's policy and feminist organizations in Europe can be found in "Women in Europe." [Women in Europe]
|| Femme Globale |
The conference with an international viewpoint, as well as a partially international audience, took place in September 2005 and was sponsored by the Heinrich Boell Foundation in cooperation with the Humboldt University of Berlin. On these pages you can find information on current debates in various fields of feminist policy and information on issues of gender equality. [Femme Globale]
|| Beijing +10 |
More than ten years after the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, women's organizations in many parts of the world are developing new strategies and concepts for the enforcements of women's rights in light of the "Beijing +10" process. Here you can find information on the 1995 conference and stay up-to-date on the activities of women's organizations following the conference. [Beijing +10]
|| Summer School |
The third Heinrich-Boell-Foundation Summer School, “Engendering Economic Policies in a Globalizing World,” took place from September 1st to September 7th, 2005. It focused on the WTO-Agreement on Agriculture (AoA), on the progressive liberalization in the agricultural sector and the globalization of free trade in food. Learn more! [Summer School]
Aktualisiert: 02.11.2006, kra