As part of the Ministerial Roundtable Series at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, we hosted the Minister for Foreign Affiars for the Government of Sweden, H.E. Margot Wallström, for a discussion on "Feminist Foreign Policy."
Margot Wallström has been an advocate of the rights and needs of women throughout her career. She was appointed to serve as the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden in October 2014. She previously served as Vice President of the European Commission, a member of the Swedish Parliament, and as the first ever Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict.
The conversation focused on the ways in which a gendered approach to foreign policy yields widespread results with regard to peace and security for all. Wallström explained the "three R's" of the feminist foreign policy toolbox: rights, representation and resources.
The Ministerial Roundtable Series is made possible by the Embassy of Liechtenstein in Washington, D.C.