Joanna Pradela is the Director of Knowledge Translation and Equality Insights at the International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA). She has more than 15 years’ experience translating research into policy and practice for improving gender equality. Joanna is a founding member of the Australian Feminist Foreign Policy Coalition.
The problem with an implied rather than explicit feminist approach is that it is all too easy to ignore.
For Australia to change the game in regional relations, it needs to grapple with new rules about systems of power.
There’s a reason why gender inequality and state conflict go hand in hand, a denial of which erodes democracy.
If Australia wants to adopt a values-based approach to the world, the next step is obvious.