SHAPING FEMINIST FOREIGN POLICY CONFERENCE 2023: RESOURCING FEMINIST MOVEMENTS AS A PILLAR OF FEMINIST FOREIGN POLICY
Around the world, intersectional feminist movements and organisations are at the frontlines of demanding equality and justice. They resist authoritarianism, defend democracy, demand public accountability and good governance, and advance economic, environmental, gender and climate justice agendas. For an impactful Feminist Foreign Policy (FFP), the importance of resourcing these feminist movements and organisations cannot be […]
Keer ons nu niet de rug toe: feministen roepen regering met klem op de bezuinigingen op ontwikkelingssamenwerking te heroverwegen
Met de aankondiging van stevige bezuinigingen op ontwikkelingssamenwerking laat de Nederlandse regering hen die al het meeste risico lopen op armoede, conflict en klimaatverandering in de steek. Vrouwen en meisjes* in het Zuiden worden onevenredig hard geraakt, en de bezuinigingen ondermijnen de inzet op gendergelijkheid en feministisch buitenlandbeleid. Lang geprezen als voorloper in internationale ontwikkeling […]
Don’t turn your back now: feminists urgently call for the Dutch government to reconsider development cooperation cuts
In announcing significant cuts to development cooperation, the Government of the Netherlands abandons those most at risk of poverty, conflict and environmental destruction. Women and girls* in the Global South will be disproportionately affected, and the government’s budget decisions undermine their commitment to gender equality and feminist foreign policy. Once hailed a pioneer in international […]
For a feminist foreign policy to be truly inclusive and deliver on its transformative potential, rhetoric must be matched by feminist practice. This requires safeguarding the rights of structurally excluded groups, including sex workers. Too often, sex workers are poorly recognised in existing feminist foreign policy frameworks and yet are directly affected by foreign policies.
There are a lot of misconceptions about sex work – read more about what those myths are and how to bust them! Click here to check out all the factsheets produced in the Counting Sex Workers In! Campaign.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and deepened existing inequalities experienced by sex workers, Under COVID-19 these challenges have become extreme and have driven many already-precarious sex workers into crisis, destitution and even death. Click here to check out all the factsheets produced in the Counting Sex Workers In! Campaign.
Migrant sex workers face many challenges, including xenophobia from local sex workers and health and social service providers, language and cultural barriers, and restrictive migration laws and enforcement. Click here to check out all the factsheets produced in the Counting Sex Workers In! Campaign.
To a large extent, the violence in the lives of sex workers is created by the conditions of criminalisation. Sex work is not inherently violent, but discrimination and stigma against sex workers generate violence and limits sex workers’ access to justice. Click here to check out all the factsheets produced in the Counting Sex Workers In! […]
There is a common misconception that all sex workers are victims of trafficking or exploitation. Worldwide, sex workers and sex workers’ rights advocates challenge this misconception. Click here to check out all the factsheets produced in the Counting Sex Workers In! Campaign.
Sex workers in communities around the world are organising to end exploitation and violence, to access appropriate and respectful health care, and build movements for lasting change. However, due to criminalisation, discrimination and stigma, few institutions are willing to fund the fight for sex workers’ rights. Click here to check out all the factsheets produced in […]