Prioritizing the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda in the first 100 days

A memo to the next administration of the United States of America

WAND joined over 40 organizations in endorsing five key recommendations to jumpstart the Women, Peace, and Security agenda in the first 100 days of the Biden Administration. It is crucial that the next administration sets themselves up for success by employing a whole-of-government approach to the WPS Agenda.

We recommend the following actions within the first 100 days of the next administration:

1. Review and update the WPS Strategy and its implementation plans to create a more robust and comprehensive framework to advance the WPS Agenda;

2. Prioritize WPS in the new National Security Strategy and other relevant strategies and policies in order to break down the siloed approach to gender and security issues;

3. Provide robust financial and human resources to the advancement of the WPS Agenda;

4. Prioritize gender parity in leadership throughout the U.S. Government, particularly within the implementing agencies of the WPS Act; and

5. Commit to regular consultations on WPS implementation with civil society, particularly the CSWG, and institute timely and transparent public reporting procedures.

Read the full transition memo here.

Endorsing Organizations

Academy of Forensic Nursing