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.
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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.
OEF joined its Colorado community at the Posner Center for International Development on September 21 to celebrate International Day of Peace, with an event co-hosted by United Nations Association of Denver and OEF program Our Secure Future.
OEF's Our Secure Future program convened dozens of academics, practitioners, and military officials for a Curriculum Consortium on Women, Peace and Security at the Naval War College.
Social media can be a double-edged sword—used not only for supporting peacebuilders on the ground, but in hybrid warfare and in radicalizing young populations, shows OEF program Our Secure Future in their blog.