Take Action: Tell Your Member of Congress to Support the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2012
On August 2, 2012 the U.S. Congress introduced the Women, Peace and Security Act (WPS) of 2012 (H.R. 6244, S. 3477). The Act, seeks to implement a key component of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (SCR 1325), a resolution that aims to include women in the prevention, management, and resolution of violent conflict.
Tell your member of Congress that you support the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2012!
If passed into the law, the U.S. Act will help include women in the peace process, making them equal partners in preventing conflict and building peace.
Specifically the act:
- Encourages the United States to work with international partners to eliminate barriers to womenâ€™s participation in high-stakes peace and security processes;
- Mandates training for defense, diplomatic, and development personnel on the value of womenâ€™s inclusion and strategies for achieving it; and
- Requires the U.S. Secretary of State to provide an annual report to Congress that outlines and evaluates U.S. diplomatic and foreign assistance vis-Ă -vis womenâ€™s participation.
Act Now: Tell your member of Congress that you support the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2012!
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