Peacebuilding and feminist foreign policy
In this paper, Dr Frederica Caso from La Trobe University and independent researcher Patricia Sango Pollard examine the added value of a Feminist Foreign Policy (FFP) approach to peacebuilding in the Pacific by looking at the case of Australia and Solomon Islands.
In the strategic competition over allies, a FFP will promote a value-based approach that can attract and secure key partners and bolster the idea of the Pacific Family.
Ethical considerations for an Australian FFP
- A FFP that involves women in regional politics rather than just on women’s politics and women’s issues domestically.
- A FFP must involve women in their own terms and organisations
- A FFP will treat women as knowledge holders and will bolster the First Nations Foreign Policy Agenda.