The Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Act of 2017

Read through this public law that "ensures the United States promotes the meaningful participation of women in mediation and negotiation processes seeking to prevent, mitigate, or resolve violent conflict."


Programs advanced under this law:

  1. Integrate the perspectives and interests of affected women into conflict-prevention activities and strategies;
  2. Encourage partner governments to adopt plans to improve the meaningful participation of women in peace and security processes and decision-making institutions;
  3. Promote the physical safety, economic security, and dignity of women and girls;
  4. Support the equal access of women to aid distribution mechanisms and services;
  5. Collect and analyze gender data for the purpose of developing and enhancing early warning systems of conflict and violence;
  6. Adjust policies and programs to improve outcomes in gender equality and the empowerment of women; and
  7. Monitor, analyze, and evaluate the efforts related to each strategy.