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Diana Duarte

Director of Policy and Strategic Engagement

Diana Duarte is the Director of Policy and Strategic Engagement at MADRE, leading the organization's work to advance a more feminist, care-based and just US foreign policy. She directs the Feminist Policy Jumpstart program, which uses advocacy and public education to shape progressive US policymaking spaces with the perspectives and analysis of global grassroots feminist partners and with a particular focus on anti-militarist peacebuilding and just climate policy. Since the Jumpstart initiative began in March 2019, its advances include: forging ties between progressive policymakers and women peace activists, helping to launch a coalition for a global Feminist Green New Deal, and convening Indigenous women leaders to define a just recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Her writing has explored how feminism can transform US foreign policy, a just US policy towards Afghanistan, the impact of US sanctions under pandemic, and more. She was part of a working group that contributed to a 2021 discussion paper on “Dismantling Racism and Militarism in US Foreign Policy.” Diana has also co-led MADRE’s work to form the Feminist Peace Initiative to build a movement-driven foreign policy.

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