New Feminist Peace Initiative Releases Movement-Driven Foreign Policy Framework

With a new incoming Biden administration and demands for racial justice and defunding the police continue to grow, a new feminist peace initiative led by Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, MADRE, and Women Cross DMZ has released A Vision for a Feminist Peace: Building a Movement-Driven Foreign Policy. This groundbreaking framework dramatically reimagines US foreign policy built on intersectional feminist principles and driven by social movements.

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At this pivotal moment, we can choose to maintain the failed status quo or imagine a safer, healthier, and more equitable future. We can choose to allow violence and greed to dictate our lives or we can choose a new path that resets the United States’ relationship with the rest of the world and uplifts us all.

The choice is obvious. Will you join us?

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Endorsements

Individuals:

Christine Ahn, Women Cross DMZ

Mizue Aizeki, Immigrant Defense project

Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK

Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies – New Internationalism Project

Linda Burnham, Author and Activist

Jazmín Delgado, Center for Political Education

Diana Duarte, MADRE

Noura Erakat, Rutgers University

Adom Getachew, University of Chicago

Chung-Wha Hong, Grassroots International

Catherine Killough, Women Cross DMZ

Helen Kim, Consultant

Akhila Kolisetty, MADRE

Hyun Lee, Women Cross DMZ

Thenjiwe McHarris, Blackbird, Movement for Black Lives (M4BL)

Nadine Naber, University of Illinois and Mamas Activating Movements for Abolition and Solidarity (MAMAS)

Cynthia Oka, formerly with Grassroots Global Justice Alliance

Lisa Padilla, SWOP’s Con Mujeres Gender Justice

Brittany Ramos DeBarros, About Face — Veterans Against the War

Kathleen Ok-soo Richards, Women Cross DMZ

Sima Shakhsari, University of Minnesota

Tasia Ahuja Smith, Consultant

Yifat Susskind, MADRE

Aleta Toure, Parable of the Sower Intentional Community Cooperative

Ksenia Voropaeva, About Face Veterans Against the War

Cindy Wiesner, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance

Sunyoung Yang, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance

Janene Yazzie, Sixth World Solutions

Organizations:

About Face Veterans Against the War

Adalah Justice Project

Center for Constitutional Rights

Center for Political Education

Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy

CODEPINK

Compton Foundation

Grassroots International

Network for Social Justice and Human Rights, Brazil

Parable of the Sower Intentional Community Cooperative

SWOP’s Con Mujeres Gender Justice

Women Cross DMZ

Women’s Environment and Development Organization

A Vision for a Feminist Peace: Building a Movement-Driven Foreign Policy is the result of a convening held by Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, MADRE, and Women Cross DMZ in February 2020. The group of 23 women and gender nonconforming people, a majority BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color), from across the United States included scholars, veterans, anti-war activists, community organizers, migrant justice organizers, and political strategists, who contributed to this framework in line with their antimilitaristic values and goals.


Women Cross DMZ is a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War, reunite families, and ensure women’s leadership in peace-building through education, advocacy and organizing.

MADRE is an international women’s human rights organization that partners with community-based women’s groups worldwide facing war and disaster.

Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ) is an alliance of 60+ US based grassroots organizing groups that are led by working and poor people and communities of color. GGJ works to strengthen movements for climate and gender justice, bring an end to the war at home and abroad, and work towards a just transition to an anti-racist regenerative feminist economy in partnership with international social movements.