Women Peace Security Policy Brief

What You Should Know About the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017

Policy and Tools Author(s): Sahana Dharmapuri, Jolynn Shoemaker, Sarah Williamson Date: May 10, 2018
Publication Type: Policy Brief
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Foreign Policy
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Overview

In October 2017, the United States passed the Women, Peace, and Security Act, a piece of landmark legislation that recognizes women as powerful agents of change in peace and security operations.  This legislation came into being thanks to the efforts of the US Civil Society Working Group (UCSWG) and seeks to make the US a global leader in promoting women’s active engagement in conflict prevention, relief, and recovery.  This policy brief is a guide on the history, implementation, and funding of the act.