DoD Women, Peace, and Security Strategic Framework and Implementation Plan
The Department developed a DoD Women, Peace, and Security Strategic Framework and Implementation Plan (SFIP) in 2020. The SFIP details the Department’s roles and responsibilities for implementing the WPS Strategy and establishes WPS Defense Objectives to support the WPS LOEs. The SFIP also aims to organize and align the Department’s implementation of the WPS Strategy within the National Security Strategy (NSS) and the National Defense Strategy (NDS).
The 2023 United States Strategy and National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security
The 2023 United States Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS StratNAP) responds to the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017. The WPS Strategy recognizes the diverse roles women play as agents of change in preventing and resolving conflict, countering terrorism and violent extremism, and building post conflict peace and stability.
The Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017, signed into law on October 6, 2017, is the first legislation of its kind globally, which makes the United States the first country in the world with a comprehensive law on WPS, and de facto, the first with a whole-of-government strategy that responds to such a domestic law.
The Security Council adopted resolution (S/RES/1325) on women and peace and security on 31 October 2000. The resolution reaffirms the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace negotiations, peacebuilding, peacekeeping, humanitarian response and in post-conflict reconstruction and stresses the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security.
This memorandum establishes Women, Peace and Security roles and responsibilities for each of the Military Departments.
This memorandum provides direction for the Secretaries of the Military Departments, the Chief of the NGB, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on implementation of Tier 3 and Tier 4 measures from the IRC report, including four Women, Peace and Security recommendations. A fifth WPS recommendation is intended for Congress.
This information paper provides Army personnel background information on the authorities and frameworks for implementing Women, Peace and Security within the U.S. Army as well as information on the status of U.S. Army efforts associated with WPS.