After assessing five years of France’s “feminist diplomacy”, the Gender Equality High Council handed in its report to ministers Catherine Colonna and Isabelle Rome. Equipop made a major contribution to this report, that is the first comprehensive accountability tool ever on feminist foreign policy in France. At this time, there is no English version of the full report, but it seemed relevant to share a few takeaways with feminist activists and governments that, all over the world, are working at building feminist foreign policies.
Every day, 300 million women around the world get their period. Yet within families, menstruation is shrouded in silence and shame; in public, it receives little funding even though it is an education, health, and rights issue. For these reasons, Equipop is taking action!READ MORE
« Strengthening young people’s leadership and active involvement in responding to major pandemics through innovative approaches should help the Young Lookouts Project succeed in its efforts to improve the health of young people in Burkina Faso. »
In 2019, Equipop continued to support youth and women’s civic participation through the Jeunes en Vigie (Young Lookouts) Project, with funding from the 5% Initiative.1 The project aims to carefully mainstream sexual and reproductive rights into healthcare provision in order to better meet girls’ specific needs, particularly when treating three pandemics: HIV/Aids, tuberculosis, and malaria.READ MORE
« Through comprehensive sexuality education, we prepare adolescents and youth for a more secure future by giving them tools to better manage their romantic, family, and social relationships. »READ MORE
« A truly feminist and political Generation Equality Forum cannot be achieved without the full and complete participation of those women most affected nor without concrete government commitments to SRHR and gender equality! »READ MORE
In early 2019, Equipop became involved in advocacy, aiming to put women’s equality on the international political agenda during the Group of 7 (G7) Summit in Biarritz, France. A year and a half on, Equipop is building on this initial groundwork to advocate for feminist foreign policies.READ MORE