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EP43 - The blind eye of feminist foreign policy

Season 3, Ep. 43

While feminist foreign policy has been successful in promoting gender equality in some countries, it has also been criticised for imposing Western values onto other cultures and failing to address specific needs. This podcast episode explores the strengths and weaknesses of feminist foreign policy, its current state and the challenges it is facing in order to ensure a gender perspective is present in foreign policy decisions, as well as involving women in target countries in decision-making processes.


In this episode, our host Gloria Becerril (IDM trainee) holds an insightful conversation with Dr Claudia Zilla, senior fellow at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), who provides a nuanced look at the complexities of feminist foreign policy and ways to improve it in the future.

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Todo cambia (Everything changes), Interpreted by Mercedes Sosa and written by Julio Numhauser.

Production and editing: Gloria Becerril, IDM trainee and student at University of Padua.

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