Women, Peace, and Security at the Domestic Level

Posted by on April 26, 2018
Women, Peace, and Security at the Domestic Level

Another chemical weapons attack in Syria, a caravan of Central American migrants fleeing conflict — these stories not only dominate our news, but also reinforce existing American perceptions that conflict happens abroad, not here at home. Thanks to the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Act, which Congress passed in October of last year, the United States is […]

The Women, Peace, and Security Act: A Rare Milestone

Posted by on March 6, 2018
The Women, Peace, and Security Act: A Rare Milestone

With International Women’s Day approaching on March 8th, it’s fitting to take note of one of the few hopeful moments in American politics this past year: The enactment of the Women, Peace and Security Act of 2017 was a quiet bipartisan landmark, the culmination of more than two decades of relentless advocacy to involve women in decisions […]

Nine Things You Need to Know About the Women, Peace, and Security Act

Posted by on October 12, 2017
Nine Things You Need to Know About the Women, Peace, and Security Act

The United States government has taken an enormous step toward involving women as decision-makers on matters of war and peace. In recent months, both chambers of the US Congress approved the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017. President Trump signed it into law on Oct. 6. With this action, the federal government has made […]

HUGE News: The Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017 is Now Law!

Posted by on October 11, 2017
HUGE News: The Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017 is Now Law!

Now, the United States is required to increase and strengthen women’s participation in peace negotiations and conflict prevention. This is vital because, as the evidence shows, when women are at the table, enduring peace is more likely. This BIPARTISAN legislation was championed by many members of Congress. Will you join us in thanking them for leading […]

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The Women, Peace, and Security Act on the Brink of Becoming Law

Posted by on October 5, 2017
The Women, Peace, and Security Act on the Brink of Becoming Law

The Women, Peace, and Security Act—which will enhance global security by strengthening women’s participation in peace negotiations and conflict prevention—is now on the brink of becoming law! For five years, we’ve worked with some incredible people to raise awareness about the issue, advocate for legislation, and see it passed through both houses of Congress. One of those people is Allison Peters, our former […]

US House Passes Bipartisan Women, Peace, and Security Act

Posted by on November 15, 2016
US House Passes Bipartisan Women, Peace, and Security Act

The US House of Representatives took a giant bipartisan step toward involving women in peace and security by passing legislation to make inclusive security a core component of US foreign policy. The chamber today adopted the Women, Peace, and Security Act on a voice vote. The measure now moves to the Senate. During a Foreign […]

Progress Toward Inclusive Security: Recommendations for the New Administration

Posted by Allison Peters, Angelic Young, and Olivia Holt-Ivry on October 1, 2016
Progress Toward Inclusive Security: Recommendations for the New Administration

In the face of complex global threats, from terrorism to resource scarcity, the US must expand its foreign policy toolbox. A growing body of evidence demonstrates that inclusion of women improves peace and security outcomes. When women participate in negotiations to end war, agreements last longer. When they serve in police forces, countries are better […]

How Our Next President Can Improve Security

Posted by on September 29, 2016
How Our Next President Can Improve Security

Seventy-five percent of American voters rank foreign policy as one of the most important issues influencing their vote in the 2016 elections. That’s second only to terrorism (80 percent) and the economy (84 percent). It’s clear that citizens are concerned about America’s role in fostering global prosperity and stability. In the face of complex threats, […]

A Quick Guide to the Women, Peace, and Security Act

Posted by on June 16, 2016
A Quick Guide to the Women, Peace, and Security Act

“The benefits of women’s participation—and the risks of their exclusion—in all aspects of governance and peacekeeping are too great to ignore.” That was the sentiment expressed recently by Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) at a historic House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on advancing women’s inclusion in peace and security. Today, we commend the committee for putting […]

House Holds “Truly Historic” Hearing on Women and Security

Posted by on March 22, 2016
House Holds “Truly Historic” Hearing on Women and Security

The House Foreign Affairs Committee held the first-ever hearing by a full congressional panel on the role of women in peace and security. Jacqueline O’Neill, Director of The Institute for Inclusive Security, one of three witnesses, testified that the hearing “put a crucial topic squarely on the agenda of one of the most prominent committees […]

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