On September 25, 2017, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) gave this statement on the critical importance of promoting women’s participation in conflict prevention and resolution, citing the efforts of women peacebuilders around the world. Congresswoman Schakowsky helped to introduce the US Women, Peace, and Security Act, which passed with bipartisan support.

*The WPS Act calls for a government-wide strategy to increase women’s participation in peace and security efforts, which has yet to be released.