Selected Essays Announced in Feminist Foreign Policy Essay “Un-Contest”

The War Prevention Initiative is pleased to announce 11 essays on feminist foreign policy selected for publication.

In October 2022, we launched a call for essays exploring possibilities for advancing a feminist foreign policy and ultimately received 40 submissions from 18 different countries.  Following an intensive review process in conversation with our friends at MADRE, Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security, CodePink, and Women Cross DMZ, the following 11 essays were selected for publication, with authors from Aotearoa New Zealand, India, Italy, Mexico, Nigeria, Portugal, Romania, United Kingdom, and United States.

  • “Unsettling Feminist Foreign Policy and Aotearoa New Zealand” by Angela Wilton
  • “The Feminist Guillotine: An Anti-Capitalist, Anti-Work, and Anti-Militarist Case to Rethink Foreign Policy” by Irina Militaru
  • “The Girl Next Door: How Local Individuals Can Affect Global Policy” by Isobel Dodd
  • “Shiny Feminism” by Margherita Sofia Zambelli
  • “The War Within” by Morgan Shier
  • “Framing an Afro-Feminist Foreign Policy” by Oluwatoyin Olajide
  • “How to Better Define a Feminist Foreign Policy” by Padmini Das
  • “Right to Choice and the Hijab: Call for International Legal Reform” by Raghavi Purimetla and Amukta Sistla
  • “The Case for a Feminist Domestic Policy for Mexico” by Rocío Magali Maciel
  • “The Story of the Cuban Missile Crisis and Its Retellings” by Samara Shaz
  • “’From Victims to Leaders’ Let the Silenced Speak: Climate Change through the Lens of Feminist Foreign Policy” by Shrinwanti Mistri

These essays will be released on a rolling basis over the next month or so on the Peace Science Digest.

The “un-contest” was sponsored by MADRE, CodePink, Every Woman Treaty, International Center for Research on Women, Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security (WCAPS), Women Cross DMZ, and Inkstick Media.

We are profoundly grateful to Nansie Jubitz, who encouraged family and friends of her late husband Ray Jubitz to remember Ray by contributing to the War Prevention Initiative. We committed the contributions to this project, as it so powerfully reflects Ray's constant curiosity and willingness to question his own assumptions when it came to his commitment to build a more just and peaceful world.