The US WPS Strategy Faces its First Real-Life Test in Afghanistan

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Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (centre right) and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (centre left), Executive Director of UN Women, poses for a photo with two deminers at a UN demining site in the province of Bamyan, Afghanistan.UN Photo/Fardin Waezi

On September 4, 2019, The Hill published a piece co-authored by OSF Director Sahana Dharmapuri and OSF Fellow Hans Hogrefe. In If the Women, Peace and Security Agenda is to be more than words, Congress must stay engaged, the authors outline the utility of leveraging the WPS Act to address modern challenges, and recommend the formation of a bipartisan Women, Peace and Security Caucus to ensure that the recently released WPS Strategy passes its first real-life test in Afghanistan.