Hack It! Leverage The US WPS Act To Support Peace In Mali

Hack It Mali
A young woman reads the official informational flyer of the Peace Caravan in Gao, Mali. August, 2013. UN Photo/Marco Dormino.

Our recent three-part blog series on the US Women, Peace and Security Act outlined where the law came from, what it requires, and why it matters for peace and security worldwide. Our third installment offered micro-hacks on how to leverage the Act in order to be more actively involved in the WPS agenda in your day-to-day lives.

Here’s an opportunity to put those hacks to good use: download this Policy Brief on Women and the Peace Process in Mali, from the talented researchers at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), then consider their findings in the context of our microhacks. How might the Act’s mandate for training, push for increased accountability, and redefinition of security be useful in supporting the Malian peace process from within the United States?