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Who we are

The Australian Feminist Foreign Policy Coalition (AFFPC) is a network of more than 200 individuals and organisations committed to advancing intersectional feminist foreign policy approaches in Australia.

It is convened by the International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) and includes supporters of feminist foreign policy working across diplomacy, defence, peacebuilding, women’s rights, international development and other sectors.

Feminist foreign policy is a framework to understand and transform the global systems of power which uphold and perpetuate inequality – including patriarchy, colonialism, capitalism, racism and others – in order to create peaceful and flourishing societies.

Listen to our podcast!

IWDA is proud to present F! It! – a podcast bringing feminist and First Nations approaches to the forefront of foreign policy conversations.

Hosted by Gumbaynggirr/Dunghutti woman, Julie Ballangarry, F! It! explores the perspectives of the world’s foremost First Nations thinkers and feisty feminists. Their voices have been excluded from foreign policy conversations for far too long.



Feminist Foreign Policy: An overview

From seeds to roots: Trajectories towards feminist foreign policy

Feminist Foreign Policy: Key Principles & Accountability Mechanisms

Submission on the International Gender Equality Strategy


Australian Federal Budget 2024-25 Feminist foreign policy analysis

Latest AFFPC Issues Paper

Transitional justice and women's representation in peace building: Myanmar and the case for Feminist Foreign Policy

Most recent AFFPC newsletter

Special Issue (April 2024)

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Core Group Members

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Julie Ballangarry

Navanita Bhattacharya

Anila Aftab Schroers

Bridi Rice

PhD Candidate

School of Government and International Relations

Griffith University

Director – Inclusion, Justice and Transformation

Tetra Tech International Development

Strategic Lead Gender Justice

Oxfam Australia

 Founder and CEO

Development Intelligence Lab

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Jacqui True

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Dr Christine Agius

Dr Elise Stephenson

Jacqui True

Joanna Pradela

Associate Professor Politics & IR

Swinburne University of Technology

Research Fellow

Global Institute for Women’s Leadership

Australian National University

Director | Professor of International Relations

Monash University Gender, Peace and Security Centre

Director, Knowledge Translation & Equality Insights


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Liz Gill Atkinson

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Melissa Conley Tyler, FAIIA

Liz Gill-Atkinson

Jack Hayes

Dr. Annabel Dulhunty

Program Lead

Asia-Pacific Development, Diplomacy & Defence Dialogue (AP4D)

Research, Policy & Advocacy Coordinator


PhD Candidate

The Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Australian National University

Academic and development practitioner

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Sophie Hardefelt

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Sally Moyle

Sarah Boyd

Sophie Hardefelt

Professor Susan Harris Rimmer

Honorary Associate Professor

Australian National University

Founder and Principal

The Gender Agency

Policy and Research Manager

ActionAid Australia


Griffith University Gender Equality Research Network

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James Blackwell

Grant Wyeth

Jacqueline Zwambila

Dr Joyce Das

Research Fellow (Indigenous Diplomacy)

The Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Australian National University


Contributing Author

The Diplomat

Strategic Advisor Strategic Partnerships


Executive Director and Founder

Go Equal


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Alan Behm

Hayley Cull

Alice Ridge

Anat Cassuto

Director, International and Security Affairs Program

The Australia Institute

Deputy CEO, Engagement

Plan International Australia

Senior Research, Policy & Advocacy Advisor


Consulant (women’s funds)


Daniela Philipson Garcia

Yumi Lee

Thilina Madiwala

Niha Pandey

Internacional Feminista & Monash University

CEO, Older Women’s Network NSW

Post-graduate student in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Queensland

PhD Candidate,

Gender, Peace and Security Centre, Monash University


Assistant Professor,

Department of International Relations and Diplomacy, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Endorsement indicates support for the broad objectives of the Coalition, but should not be taken to indicate support for every statement or position taken by IWDA or the Australian Feminist Foreign Policy Coalition.

Organisational Members

Australian Council for International Development

Action Aid Australia

Australian Women's Health Network


ANU Gender Institute

Emily's List Australia

Family Planning Alliance Australia

Gender Equity Victoria

International Planned Parent Federation

Marie Stopes Australia

Migration Council Australia

MSI Asia Pacific

National Foundation For Australian Women

Monash Gender, Peace and Security Centre

Older Women's Network NSW

Oxfam Australia

The Equality Institute

Tetra Tech International Development

Women with Disabilities Australia

Women's Climate Congress

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

Go Equal


Plan International Australia


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