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FeMALE Diplomacy: Women in Foreign Policy (March 17)

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Only a few women sit at the negotiating table when it comes to war and peace. What has changed? Where are we heading? Who and what hinders and helps?

Only a few women sit at the negotiating table when it comes to war and peace. Foreign and security policy remains a largely male dominated area in politics. As of November 2020, 10 women are serving as Head of State and 13 are serving as Head of Government. Only 21% of government ministers worldwide were women. The five most commonly held portfolios by women ministers are:


-Social Affairs; followed by
-Family/Children/Youth/Elderly/Disabled;
-Environment/Natural Resources/Energy;
-Employment/Labor/Vocational Training; and
-Trade/Industry.

In 2018, German Member of Parliament, Elisabeth Motschmann brought together a group of women active and successful in Foreign Policy for the publication “FeMALE Diplomacy” to underline the added-value of women in Foreign Policy but also to highlight the obstacles they encountered along their way. Three years later, we discuss with some of the co-authors, diplomats and politicians the current state of play for women in foreign policy. What has changed? Where are we heading? Who and what hinders and helps?

Speakers:

-Elisabeth Motschmann, Member of the Bundestag and editor of FeMale Diplomacy, Germany

-Adela Raz, Ambassador of Afghanistan to the United Nations, New York

-Teuta Sahatqija, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Republic of Kosovo

-Günter Sautter, Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany to the UN and Vice-President of the UNWOMEN Executive Board, New York


Moderator:

Nora Müller, Head of the International Affairs department at the Körber Foundation and co-author of Female Diplomacy, Germany

Location & Time:

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
10:00 a.m. EST / 3:00 p.m. CEST

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