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Gender and Foreign Policy

Wednesday 15th February 2017 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Professor Jacqui True FASSA, Professor of Politics and International Relations, Monash University.

Gender is an increasingly salient factor in international affairs, and alongside the Scandinavian countries Australia is setting the pace in integrating gender equality in foreign policy.

Norway has launched a five-year action plan to integrate women’s rights in its foreign and development policy.  Sweden will become the only country in the world to adopt an explicitly feminist foreign policy.

In Australia, gender mainstreaming – assessing the implications for both women and men for any planned policy or action – prevents side-lining women’s issues, and is a key goal of Australian foreign policy.  Australia has increased aid spending to support women’s empowerment, and took a leadership position promoting gender equality during its tenure on the UN Security Council.

Does foreign policy require more women leaders to achieve the goals of gender equality?  Can these goals be advanced if foreign policy is dominated by men?  What greater role can women play in peacebuilding and conflict prevention?

AIIA Victoria is delighted to welcome Professor Jacqui True as a contributing author on gender and foreign policy in AIIA’s latest publication Navigating the New International Disorder: Australia in World Affairs 2011-2015Published in November 2016 by Oxford University Press, it is the latest edition in AIIA’s Australia in World Affairs series, and charts Australian foreign policy-makers’ efforts to navigate an increasingly unpredictable international environment.  Details of discounted rates available to AIIA members are at http://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/publications/australia-in-world-affairs/

Professor Jacqui True, FASSA, is Professor of Politics & International Relations and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow at Monash University, and director of the Monash University Centre for Gender, Peace and Security.  She received her PhD from York University, Toronto, Canada and has held academic positions at Michigan State University, the University of Southern California, and the University of Auckland.  Professor True is specialist in Gender and International Relations.  Her current research is focused on understanding the political economy of post-conflict violence against women and the patterns of systemic sexual and gender-based violence in Asia Pacific conflict-affected countries.

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Event Details

Dyason House, 124 Jolimont Road, East Melbourne (View Map)

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Wednesday 15th February 2017 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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