Foreign policy needs strong women

On the occasion of International Women’s Day on 8 March, the Federal Foreign Office sends a clear message for women’s rights. 

Foreign policy needs strong women!

Foreign policy needs strong women!
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Foreign policy needs strong women!

Foreign policy needs strong women!

Foreign policy needs strong women!

Around the globe, the Federal Foreign Office is engaged in promoting the rights of women and girls. A central place in the German Government’s human rights policy is reserved for the protection of women and the improvement of their human rights situation. On 8 March, the United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace, female diplomats in Berlin and throughout the world sent a clear message. 

Successful foreign policy with strong women 

From Kabul to Antananarivo, female German diplomats gathered for photos that send a clear message: successful foreign policy is only possible with strong women. In the Federal Foreign Office’s Protocol Courtyard, where state visitors and ambassadors normally drive up, female colleagues came together and created a human chain in the form of the symbol for women.

Efficient and committed 

“Women change the world for the better,” State Secretary Lindner declared, speaking on International Women’s Day. The work of the Federal Foreign Office, too, thrives on the dedication and competence of qualified and highly motivated women. “My thanks go to all women who with efficiency, commitment and great passion help shape German foreign policy: whether local employees, secretaries, couriers, records officers, visa office managers, assistant desk officers, desk officers, heads of division, directors, directors-general, heads of our missions abroad or partners,” State Secretary Lindner said. As an employer, the Federal Foreign Office pursues an active gender equality policy.

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Last updated 08.03.2017

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