With the signing of the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017 the United States became the first nation with a comprehensive law on this agenda, reaffirming our strong, bipartisan recognition that when women fully participate in civic and economic life, nations are more prosperous and peaceful.
The U.S. Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security in 2019 seeks to increase women’s meaningful participation in peace and security by ensuring they are empowered to lead and contribute; equipped with the necessary skills and support to succeed; and supported to participate through access to opportunities and resources. The U.S. Department of State joins the Departments of Defense , and Homeland Security , and the United States Agency for International Development to take another bold step forward with the submission of our respective implementation plans.
The U.S. Department of State’s Implementation Plan outlines and commits Department talents and resources to advance this foreign policy and national security priority to empower women globally.
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