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Women, Peace, and Security Act signed into law

“The Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017 was signed into law on October 6, 2017. The Act recognizes the benefits derived from creating opportunities for women and girls to serve as agents of peace via political, economic, and social empowerment. In June of 2019, in response to the requirements of the Act, the United States Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) was published by the White House. Both the Act and the WPS aim to promote the meaningful inclusion of women in processes to prevent, mitigate, resolve, and recover from deadly conflict or disaster. Efforts related to WPS have been ongoing across the US government for more than a decade.”