In the years 2014–2022, Sweden was the first country in the world to pursue a feminist foreign policy. The policy was promoted as an agenda for change and results that would permeate all foreign policy – development cooperation, foreign and security policy, and trade and promotion. At the same time, the policy was launched against the background of a long-standing Swedish commitment to gender equality. What change, if any, did the policy mean in practice?
Welcome to the launch of the EBA report More Than a Label, Less Than a Revolution: Sweden’s Feminist Foreign Policy, where the authors will present their report and we will discuss the significance of the feminist foreign policy for gender equality work, in the different policy areas and institutions of foreign policy, as well as possible lasting effects.
Staffan de Mistura, UN diplomat and peace negotiator
Ylva Berg, business leader and former CEO of Business Sweden
Annika Söder, diplomat and Cabinet Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2014–2019
Ann Towns, report author and professor at the University of Gothenburg
Katarzyna Jezierska, report author and associate professor at University West
Elin Bjarnegård, report author and associate professor at Uppsala University
Moderator: Sara Johansson de Silva, economist and independent consultant
Please note that this seminar will be held in Swedish.