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Women’s Economic Empowerment

Women’s meaningful economic participation is integral to achieving greater security and stability around the world. The Department is empowering women to be agents of economic prosperity through innovative policy, diplomacy, programs, and partnerships.

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Women, Peace, and Security

The United States’ Strategy on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) focuses on improving the effectiveness of our foreign policy and assistance efforts by proactively integrating the needs and perspectives of women to contribute their talents and energies to international peace, security, and prosperity.

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Office of Global Women’s Issues: Cross-Cutting Issues

Cross-Cutting Issues

S/GWI’s work on Women’s Economic Empowerment and Women, Peace and Security covers is not single-faceted. There are several cross-cutting issues that S/GWI targets through its work in other areas including Combatting Violent Extremism, Violence against Women, and Women’s Leadership.

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The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future