Finding some sense of normalcy doesn’t mean going back to traditional views of national security. It is time to formalize a new vision of how we view security.
March 10, 2020--Yesterday we announced the establishment of the Women, Peace and Security Caucus in the US House of Representatives.
What are the national and international policy frameworks that shaped the U.S. Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017 and the mandated WPS Strategy that followed? Our Secure Future partnered with some congressional offices to request the Congressional Research Service to illuminate these structures that supported this landmark change for U.S. foreign policy.
“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year, we are reminded of this quote and the many ways that Women, Peace and Security is both a goal and the means by which we arrive at peace. Looking forward to the new hopes and challenges that await us, we are resolved to make this the best year yet for Women, Peace and Security. Here are six actions for peace that we can take to honor the work of Dr. King this year.
Following US President Donald Trump’s announcement of the US Space Force, OSF Director Sahana Dharmapuri and Joan Johnson-Freese state the case for using a gender lens in space security in this op-ed for SpaceNews.
A former UN general shares their thoughts on peacekeeping in the Democratic Republic of Congo and why women need to be engaged in peacekeeping efforts.
Apply your knowledge of Women, Peace and Security with our helpful cheat sheet for guidance!
Continuing our series, Our Secure Future provides insight into implementing the four pillars of Women, Peace and Security.
Introducing the four pillars of Women, Peace and Security: what are they and what are their goals?