It’s Time for a U.S. Special Representative on Women, Peace and Security

The new Biden Administration will encounter a mix of traditional and non-traditional security challenges, including authoritarian governments and state aggression, violent non-state actors, cyber threats, climate change, and human rights abuses. All of these security threats have a dimension often treated as an afterthought but is central to our security: gender equality.

The incoming Administration is revisioning security to look more like America and prioritizing critical issues, like climate change and technology policy. Establishing a Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security, would proactively address yet another strategic policy objective.