Swedish Foreign Service action plan for feminist foreign policy 2015–2018 including focus areas for 2016


The Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released a new action plan for feminist foreign policy for the period 2015-2018. This action plan sets the direction of feminist foreign policy action to be taken by the Foreign Service, guided by six long-term objectives. This will enable the Foreign Service to promote the full enjoyment of human rights by all women and girls, including by combating all forms of violence and discrimination that restrict their freedom of action. The action plan specifies approaches, starting points, tools and actors. It also notes the importance of involving men and boys in the process of advancing gender equality.