• Did You See—U.S. Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security

    A new White House plan issued today outlines why it’s more important than ever to make sure women have a voice in government and peace-building around the world, from Iraq to Libya to the Democratic Republic of the Congo:

    “The goal of this National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security is as simple as it is profound: to empower half the world’s population as equal partners in preventing conflict and building peace in countries threatened and affected by war, violence, and insecurity. Achieving this goal is critical to our national and global security.

    “Deadly conflicts can be more effectively avoided, and peace can be best forged and sustained, when women become equal partners in all aspects of peace-building and conflict prevention, when their lives are protected, their experiences considered, and their voices heard.

    “Above all, this National Action Plan expresses the United States’ unqualified commitment to integrating women’s views and perspectives fully into our diplomatic, security, and development efforts—not simply as beneficiaries, but as agents of peace, reconciliation, development, growth, and stability.”

    Watch Secretary Clinton explain why integrating women is so important, and find out more about the United States National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security here.

    Groups Equal Rights Women for Obama