Our Secure Future Launches the Women, Peace and Security Congressional Caucus

Women's Role in Peace and Security
Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL), Sahana Dharmapuri (Director, Our Secure Future, a department of One Earth Future), Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL), Hon. Kelley Currie (Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, US Department of State)

This March marks the latest addition to global efforts to advance the Women, Peace and Security agenda with the establishment of a bi-partisan Women, Peace and Security Congressional Caucus, chaired by Representative Lois Frankel (D-FL, and Representative Mike Waltz (R-FL). A formal WPS Caucus launch was hosted on March 9th, followed by a reception sponsored by Our Secure Future, a department of One Earth Future.

The WPS Caucus will focus its work on the critical role women have to play in conflict prevention, mitigation, and recovery as outlined in UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) on Women, Peace and Security and domestically enshrined in the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017 (Public Law 115-68). The Caucus aims to ensure that the goals stated in UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017 are considered national security and foreign policy priorities for the United States. As required by the WPS Act, the Administration released a National Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security in June 2019.

Read the full press announcement about the Caucus.

Also read more about the WPS Act of 2017 in our 3 part blog series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.