USAID Women, Peace, and Security Implementation Plan

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On June 11, 2019, President Trump signed the first-ever United States Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security
(WPS Strategy). The WPS Strategy responds to the ground-breaking Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017,
which established the United States as the first country in the world with a comprehensive law on WPS.
The U.S. Government (USG) developed the WPS Strategy as a whole-of-government approach to advance
women’s meaningful participation in preventing and resolving conflict, countering violent extremism (CVE) and
terrorism, and building post-conflict peace and stability. Building on the President’s National Security Strategy
(NSS) and its powerful recognition that “societies that empower women to participate fully in civic and
economic life are more prosperous and peaceful,” the WPS Strategy emphasizes the critical linkages between
women’s empowerment and global peace and security.

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 12:45pm

Last updated: August 23, 2021