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Women Peace and Security (WPS)

Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) concepts continue to transform as we raise awareness across the Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational community of interest and with key stakeholders including the meaningful participation and contribution of women. PKSOI works to synchronize integration of a gender perspective within the DoD implementation policies and our landpower continues the transition of applying WPS/gender-related considerations into military operations. Please see below for current updates, education and training material, key documents and announcements for activities related to the application of this Congresional Law and global concept.

United States Strategy on Women, Peace and Security

The United States is unapologetic in championing the principles upon which our country was founded:  individual liberty, free enterprise, equal justice under the law, and the dignity of every human life.  The President’s National Security Strategy (NSS) highlighted that these principles form the foundation of our most enduring alliances, since governments that respect citizens’ rights “remain the best vehicle for prosperity, human happiness, and peace.”  Further, the NSS also noted that “governments that fail to treat women equally do not allow their societies to reach their potential [while] societies that empower women to participate fully in civic and economic life are more prosperous and peaceful.”
 

The Trump Administration is committed to advancing women’s equality, seeking to protect the rights of women and girls, and promoting women and youth empowerment programs.  The United States Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS Strategy) responds to the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017, which President Donald J. Trump signed into law on October 6, 2017. To read more Click Here

 

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