Perspectives on Gender Mainstreaming in Foreign Policy from the Indo-Pacific

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This event is a collaboration between La Trobe Asia, 9DASHLINE and Kubernein Initiative.

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Wednesday 13 July 2022 05:00 pm until Wednesday 13 July 2022 06:00 pm (Add to calendar)
La Trobe Asia
Presented by:
La Trobe Asia, 9DASHLINE, Kubernein Initiative
Type of Event:
Public Lecture; Public

The idea of gender mainstreaming in foreign policy is gaining traction across the world. Several countries such as Sweden, Canada, France, Mexico, Germany, Spain, Luxemburg, Libya, Chile, and most recently the Netherlands have announced Feminist Foreign Policies. Other countries such as Australia, UK, Ireland, Argentina, may not have made formal Feminist Foreign Policy announcements yet, but are working towards understanding and integrating the gender and inclusivity lens in policy action according to their specific contexts. Through this webinar, along with unpacking some of the core aspects of a Feminist Foreign Policy/gender mainstreaming in foreign policy, we seek to hear perspectives from Indo-Pacific countries, with the objective of adding more voices from the region to the growing global conversations.

Opening remarks:

  • Hunter Marston - 9DASHLINE
  • Priyanka Bhide - Kubernein Initiative


  • Dr Elise Stephenson, Research Fellow, The Global Institute for Women's Leadership, Fellow, National Security College, The Australian National University
  • Dr Soumita Basu, Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, South Asian University
  • Dr Maria Tanyag, Fellow / Senior Lecturer, Coral Bell School of Asia-Pacific Affairs, The Australia National University


Associate Professor Bec Strating, Director, La Trobe Asia

About the organizers:

9DASHLINE is a fast-growing platform dedicated to offering original comment and analysis on issues affecting the Indo-Pacific — the world's most dynamic region. Since its launch in 2020, 9DASHLINE has hosted numerous well-established voices from across the globe while also seeking to promote the next generation of leading thinkers. Based in Europe, the platform seeks to stimulate fresh and nuanced dialogue on a broad range of issues from geopolitics and defence to human security and culture through engagement with progressive partners from academia, government, civil society, and the private sector. As an entirely independent platform firmly positioned in support of liberal international values, we encourage forthright and well-reasoned opinions that promote cooperation, accountability and the rule of law. 9DASHLINE reaches a diverse audience of influential professionals, policymakers, and scholars from across the political spectrum.

Kubernein Initiative

Kubernein Initiative is an independent, female led, geopolitical advisory firm based in Mumbai (India) working to mainstream issues that need greater intellectual capacity and focus. Our vision is to build an organisation that considers critical questions with a perspective that balances traditionally ‘western’ thought in the field of international relations and diplomacy with new and emerging ideas from the global south. Kubernein Initiative’s flagship project on exploring a Feminist Foreign Policy for India is the first of its kind in the country and seeks to understand what a more Inclusive Indian Foreign Policy may mean for a large and diverse country with complex internal realities.

La Trobe Asia

La Trobe Asia was established in 2014 to provide leadership on all aspects of La Trobe University's engagement with Asia. It is a unique effort by an Australian university to focus on Asia with a 'whole of University' perspective and to make Asia a key part of our teaching, research and external engagement. The creation of La Trobe Asia reflects our belief in the importance of the ways in which Asia is changing both to Australia and the world and the need for universities to provide leadership in grappling with these momentous changes. La Trobe University has a long history of expertise in Asia: it is one of two universities in Australia that teach the major Asian languages Japanese, Chinese, and Hindi; it pioneered Asian Studies in Australia; and from its foundation has developed strong links with universities and institutes across the region.



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