In a critical step toward elevating the Women, Peace and Security Act (WPS) goals as a key foreign policy priority, the White House released shared plans the government is taking to enhance women’s role in preventing, resolving, and recovering from conflict.
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Policymakers can look to the Women, Peace and Security agenda (WPS) for guidance and urgently-needed solutions. A new policy brief offers WPS-grounded analysis and recommendations.
In a recent poll by One Earth Future Foundation's Women, Peace and Security initiative, less than 50% of respondents thought women are sufficiently represented in the U.S. government among foreign policy and national security decision makers.
A newly-established Congressional Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Caucus seeks to ensure that the WPS goals stated in the U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325 and in the Women, Peace and Security Act (P.L. 115-68) are considered national security and foreign policy priorities.
https://oefresearch.org/sites/default/files/documents/publications/Womens_Participation_Nonviolent_Campaigns_Digital_0.pdf The Women in Resistance (WiRe) data set is the first of its kind to catalog women’s participation in 338 maximalist resistance campaigns (i.e., those campaigns that call for the toppling of an oppressive government, or territorial self-determination).
Being inclusive of women’s opinions and ideas exponentially increases the probability of successful security-related initiatives, from policing to military action, peacekeeping, and preventing and countering violent extremism.
How does implementing the Women, Peace and Security agenda make international peace and security efforts more effective?
OEF program Our Secure Future gathered women peacebuilders to discuss the role of media in celebration of International Day of Peace.
There has been a growing call for the need for women’s participation in all aspects of society- yet often this call focuses only on the gaps that currently exist- rather than on the impact of involving women.
Men continue to dominate leadership in national and international security, yet have remained on the sidelines of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) movement.