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Trump Administration Releases U.S. Strategy On Women, Peace, Security

White House: Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the United States Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security
“[On Tuesday], President Donald J. Trump released the United States Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security, which focuses both on increasing women’s participation in political, civic, and security endeavors to prevent and resolve conflicts and on creating conditions for long-term peace around the world. The strategy aims to ensure women are no longer absent from, or overlooked at, the negotiating table, and it modernizes international programs to improve equality for, and the empowerment of, women…” (6/11).

White House: President Donald J. Trump Is Supporting Women’s Political Empowerment Through Increased Participation in Global Security Processes
This fact sheet provides details on the U.S. Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security (6/11).

U.S. Department of State: Release of the United States Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security
In this press statement, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says, “The Department of State will mobilize the unique contributions of American diplomacy through the implementation of this strategy. The United States recognizes that societies which empower women economically and politically are more stable and peaceful. As such, the strategy is a government-wide effort, complementing the recently announced Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative. Both efforts underscore President Trump’s emphasis on the importance of empowering women to participate fully in civic and economic life, leading to more peaceful and prosperous societies” (6/11).

USAID: Statement by USAID Administrator Mark Green on the U.S. Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security
In a statement on the release of the U.S. Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security, USAID Administrator Mark Green notes, “USAID is committed to full implementation of the WPS Strategy because we know that investing in women’s leadership and empowerment can help break cycles of conflict and violence that threaten global security and undermine development progress. USAID will continue to support countries on a path to self-reliance through a focus on WPS in our development and disaster assistance efforts…” (6/11).