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.
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?
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
About Face Veterans Against the War
Adalah Justice Project
Center for Constitutional Rights
Center for Political Education
Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy
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.