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In this episode of the Hey Changemaker podcast, you’ll hear a conversation from the Girls’ Globe Solidarity Studio. Girls’ Globe’s Advisor Felogene Anumo speaks with Spogmay Ahmed in a conversation centered around feminist foreign policy.

Spogmay Ahmed is the Senior Policy Advisor for the Feminist Foreign Policy Collaborative.

In this capacity, she helps manage the Global Partner Network for Feminist Foreign Policy and the Coalition for a Feminist Foreign Policy in the United States. She also provides overall policy and advocacy expertise for civil society, governments, and multilateral organizations.

Spogmay has previously served as Senior Global Policy Advocate at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), handling ICRW’s portfolio on feminist foreign policy globally and in the United States. She has provided policy analysis and advocacy leadership in multilateral spaces, including the United Nations, G7, and G20.

Through her years of experience, Spogmay has gained a multifaceted understanding of the multilateral system. She has previously worked with the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand and the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the UN in New York. Spogmay holds a Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University and a BA in International Affairs from the George Washington University.

In this episode, Spogmay Ahmed clarifies what Feminist Foreign policy is. She shares her own story of how she got involved in this work and what inspires her to work for gender equality and racial and social justice. She speaks about what gives her hope, despite the many crises that the world is facing right now.

We hope that this conversation can inspire you to look at your own government’s engagement in foreign policy. Perhaps it can help you see foreign policy in a new light. It may even help you see new ways to engage in global and international issues.

We’re so grateful for Spogmay’s generous participation in the Girls’ Globe Solidarity Studio and for our wonderful feminist activist Felogene Anumo for leading this conversation.   

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