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 United States Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security

The United States Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS Strategy) 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.

Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017

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.

UN Security Council Resolution 1325

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.

USD(P) Memorandum_23 Oct 2020_Implementation of the Department’s Women, Peace, Security Strategic Framework and Implementation Plan

This memorandum establishes Women, Peace and Security roles and responsibilities for each of the Military Departments.

USD(P&R) Memorandum_15 Dec 2021_IRC Guidance on Implementing Tier 3 and 4 Measures

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.

PKSOI Information Paper: Women, Peace, and Security (WPS)_13 Dec 2022

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.


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