Women, Peace, and Security
Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) is an international and national policy agenda that promotes the role of women in preventing and resolving violent conflict, protects women and girls from gender based violence during war and crisis, and advances the full and equal participation of women in all efforts to create and maintain national and international peace and security.
Women, Peace, and Security Program
WAND's Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Program leverages the work and resources of WAND and our network of nearly 700 women state legislators and women members of Congress, to advance the broad efforts of the U.S. Administration and Congress, and our international partners, to ensure that women are at the tables of power where decisions are made concerning U.S. engagement on matters of peace and security.
The purpose of WAND’s WPS program is to politically empower women as leaders on critical issues of conflict prevention, peace-building and national and global security.
WAND seeks to accomplish these goals through: increased capacity building of U.S. women lawmakers on issues of foreign policy and peace-building; information exchange and relationship building between U.S. women political leaders and women Parliamentarians in conflict affected regions, such as Afghanistan and Pakistan; empowerment of women leaders in new and developing democracies through mentoring, skill building, and leadership development; and promotion of the full and effective implementation of the U.S. National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace, and Security.
WAND's WPS Program 5 Project Areas include:
WPS Program Goals:
|WAND's Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2014 Fact Sheet.|