Anti-feminist movements and political parties are rising everywhere. Canada’s feminist foreign policy needs to respond.
Ottawa-based scholar and practitioner
Margaret Jenkins has worked as a scholar and practitioner on issues related to gender and public policy around the world. She is currently developing a program on gender and peacekeeping in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region, in partnership with the UN development program in Vietnam and with Vietnam’s Ministry of Defense. In recent years, Jenkins has worked on projects funded by Global Affairs Canada; UN Women, an entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women; and the U.S. Institute of Peace, using both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Jenkins has been a research fellow at Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security, and at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Women and Public Policy Program. She was a visiting professor at Central European University in Budapest from 2014-2018.