This March 8th, the FIIAPP joins the actors of the Spanish Cooperation promoting feminist cooperation and highlighting the work for gender equality and women's leadership
A feminist cooperation is a cooperation that seeks to reduce inequality gaps between men and women. Moreover, if we talk about feminist public cooperation, it is done by promoting public policies that promote women’s access and leadership in institutions. “From the FIIAPP we are committed to feminist public cooperation, which opens leadership spaces for women in institutions around the world and breaks the glass ceilings that also exist in the field of public policies” explains the director of the FIIAPP, Anna Terrón.
Public policies are extremely powerful tools for reducing gender gaps in all areas of government, whether in matters related to security, climate, employment, migration or social cohesion. “Our feminist cooperation works to include a gender perspective in each and every public policy,” says Terrón.
In this sense, the FIIAPP has joined, through various videos, the campaign developed by Cooperación Española, to make visible the efforts of the FIIAPP to combat gender inequality around the world. An example of this is the work through programs such as EUROCLIMA+, which includes the gender component in the fight against climate change, among others. In addition, in the last four years, the FIIAPP has developed more than 230 gender initiatives, of which more than half have been classified as exclusively gender initiatives, and it is estimated that the foundation has allocated around 12 million euros to this type of initiative.
We apply the principles of Spanish feminist foreign policy in all our projects in more than 120 countries. “We do so in all phases of the project cycle, from the collection of demand on the ground to the evaluation of programs, including their design and implementation. Our projects address, for example, in a differentiated way the impact of the climate crisis on women, putting them at the center of mitigation and adaptation policies. Women and girls are also at the center of many of our security programs, especially those related to the fight against human trafficking or sexual exploitation, phenomena directly derived from gender-based violence,” says the FIIAPP director.
We face an immediate future with a double transition: green and digital. According to Terrón, these transitions can only be successful if they are approached, from the outset, with a gender perspective. “Neither the green transition nor the digital transition should deepen the equality gap. We will work to ensure that this is the case. For a feminist partnership”, she concludes.