Toward a Gender-Inclusive National Security Strategy

Authored by: Anthony Navone

Categories: Human Rights, The Field of Women, Peace and Security
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, Security Sector Reform (SSR), Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), UN Resolutions
Country: United States
Region: North America
Year: 2021
Citation: Navone, Anthony. "Toward a Gender-Inclusive National Security Strategy." United States Institute of Peace. March 2021.

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Executive Summary

With the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Act of 2017, the United States is the only country in the world to codify into law women’s critical role in building peace and security. The law requires the Department of Defense, among several U.S. government agencies, to create strategies that prioritize the perspectives, safety and meaningful participation of women across all facets of national security — a critical factor in addressing the complex challenges facing the United States.