Give Women a Voice in Peace Agreements!

When women play a role in the peace building process—as negotiators, politicians, and activists—they can help bring about sustainable peace in their communities. Research confirms that peace agreements only succeed when they include a broad range of stakeholders.

Yet, only 10 percent of negotiators in peace agreements are women.

To build lasting peace, we need fix this serious imbalance. The Women, Peace and Security Act would do just that. The WPS Act would, among other efforts:  

  • Make the promotion of meaningful participation of women in all aspects of conflict prevention, management and resolution a key feature of US policy on foreign relations; 
  • Require the development of  a comprehensive strategy to increase and strengthen women’s participation in peace negotiations and conflict prevention globally; and
  • Mandate training for US defense, diplomatic, and development personnel on the value of women’s inclusion and strategies for achieving it.

Urge your Senator to take action today and give women a voice at the peacemaking table!

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Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing to ask you to co-sponsor the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2016.

I urge you to Co-Sponsor the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2016 to ensure women's voices are included in matters of peace and security.