Retrieved 3: Gender and Migration Policy

What would we see if we looked at migration through the gender lens? How does the experience of displacement differ for women and vulnerable social groups? In this episode, we speak with Neda Noraie-Kia, Head of European Migration Policy at the Thessaloniki Office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation. We talk about the gender aspect of migration policy and its relation to foreign policy. We discuss whether responsiveness is a matter of political will and illustrate what externalising the 'management' of migration means for women and vulnerable social groups. We take a closer look into the developments on EU level and the changing legal framework for EU migration policies.

In the series of podcasts ‘Retrieved’, by the Heinrich Böll Foundation - Thessaloniki office, we bring together experts, policy-makers and members of the civil society. We take a closer look at feminist foreign policy and understand what it means for the peace-building, migration, defence and many other policy areas.

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Feminism and patriarchy are terms we tend to encounter in discussions about the way societies are organised internally. And yet, foreign policy, just like most fields of policy-making, is heavily affected by patriarchal structures and prejudice. However, its future can be better. With the help of policy advisors, journalists, researchers, and politicians, we examine how feminist foreign policy can reflect the interests of all genders and often overlooked stakeholders: from peace-building and climate, to migration and defence policy, we look to examples from across the EU that show how this bold new model benefits society at large - and the challenges on the horizon. Can feminism retrieve a new foreign policy mantra out of the dusty ideas of the past?