Today, we mark the 6th Annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science, but we honor them and reap the benefits of their work every day of the year.
The United States Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS Strategy), responding to the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017, seeks to increase women’s meaningful leadership in political and civic life.
Around the world, conflict and disasters adversely and disproportionately affect women and girls, yet women remain under-represented in efforts to prevent and resolve conflict, and in post-conflict peace-building or recovery efforts. Research has shown that peace negotiations are more likely to succeed, and result in lasting stability, when women participate.
A clear, consistent means of reporting alleged violations by DHS employees of Violence Against Women Act's (VAWA) confidentiality provisions serves the interests of both DHS and the public. DHS has therefore established procedures for reporting alleged violations.