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COVID-19 & feminist foreign policy: Canada’s comparative advantage

Smith, Julia, Herten-Crabb, Asha and Wenham, Clare ORCID: 0000-0001-5378-3203 (2022) COVID-19 & feminist foreign policy: Canada’s comparative advantage. Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, 28 (2). pp. 166-172. ISSN 1192-6422

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Identification Number: 10.1080/11926422.2021.1969971


The global COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented attention to the relationship between gender inequality and global health security. Within this context, Canada is well placed, due to its foreign and domestic policy commitments to advancing gender equity, to take a leadership role in addressing the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on women and priority populations. We propose three ways Canada might exercise this comparative advantage, to both be a leader in the global COVID-19 response and to advance a feminist foreign policy: prioritize the care economy within international assistance, champion a feminist global health agenda, and sensitize the security sector to rights-based approaches to health emergencies.

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Additional Information: © 2021 NPSIA
Divisions: Health Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2022 12:48
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2024 18:15

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