In February 2020, then-Minister of Foreign Affairs François-Philippe Champagne publicly committed to working with civil society to deveop a statement on Canada's feminist foreign policy.
In October 2020, Global Affairs Canada solicited views on the subject from stakeholders in Canada and around the world, including civil society. As part of Global Affairs Canada's engagement process, the Feminist Foreign Policy Group (of which Inter Pares is a member) hosted a series of online conversations with civil society representatives interested in this topic.
What We Heard: Feedback from discussions on Canada's feminist foreign policy includes a summary of the feedback received during the webinars regarding the core principles of a feminist foreign policy and how Canada can translate these principles into concrete actions to further gender equality and feminist objectives. The report is a collaborate review of the webinar discussions by members of the Feminist Foreign Policy Working Group.
The Feminist Foreign Policy Working Group extends its gratitude and appreciation to webinar participants who devoted their time and expertise to this process. We also thank the Government of Canada for providing resources to help support some of the webinars.