Women’s Day: Annalena Baerbock – Architecting Feminist Foreign Policy

At a time, when the World is witnessing unprecedented crises in Europe, Foreign Affairs minister of Germany, Annalena Baerbock has emerged as one of the most popular Global politicians for demonstrating her resolve to find solution for Ukrainian crises.

Before assuming the role of Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany in Dec 2021, Annalena Baerbock had her share of political journey starting in 2005.  She started her political career in 2005 by becoming the Staff member and Head of Office for Elisabeth Schroedter. Ms Schroedter is a German politician and served Member of the European Parliament from 1994 to 2014, representing the Greens party.  During 2008 to 2009 Annalena Baerbock served as an Adviser on issues related to foreign and security policy of the party Alliance 90/The Greens parliamentary group in the German Bundestag (German federal parliament). From 2009 to 2013 she served as the Chair of Brandenburg chapter of Alliance 90/The Greens. In 2013 she became Member of the German Bundestag and in 2018 she was elvated to the position of Co-Chairperson of the party.

Before the election she has crystal views on the dangers of Europe’s dependency on Russia for Fuel supply. She was vocal about calling the Nord Stream 2 project a mistake. When she became first woman to serve as Germany’s Foreign Minister, people doubted and questioned her ability to lead the office. Now World is appreciating her perspective and clarity of her judgement following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Gas pipeline is halted by Olaf Scholz.

She is known to addresses the Kremlin firmly and directly. Addressing at UN, she said that Russia is abusing its power as a permanent member of the Security Council. She delivered her remark, looking directly at Sergey Lavrov.

Agnieszka Brugger is a Green Party defence policy expert. According to Brugger  Baerbock’s feminist leanings have given her unique insight in understanding the Ukrainian conflict.

Speaking at the event “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow” on the occasion of the International Women’s Day 2022, Annalena Baerbock said “If half of the population are unable to participate as equals, no society can reach its full potential. And if half of the world’s population is excluded, we cannot achieve sustainable peace and security. When I was at the contact line in Ukraine told me: “Unless women are safe, no one is safe in society.” A feminist foreign policy is not a topic; it is a comprehensive approach to our foreign policy.”

Bureau Galactik Views

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