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Acting Secretary McAleenan Statement on the ‘United States Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security’

Release Date: 
June 11, 2019

WASHINGTON – On June 11th, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan issued the following statement regarding the United States Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security released by the White House to address problems faced by women and girls in conflict and disaster affected areas around the world:

“On behalf of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), I commend the President for creating an articulated strategy to promote the role of women in preventing conflict and securing peace through the United States Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS Strategy).  This important strategy—the first of its kind—will have far-reaching effects on the success and empowerment of women as it not only prioritizes women’s participation in conflict recovery, but in civilian and economic life as well.  I look forward to incorporating the goals of the WPS Strategy as DHS continues to develop and implement programs that work to end human trafficking, disrupt transnational criminal organizations, and increase security and prosperity to eliminate push factors that encourage illegal migration.”

Last Published Date: June 11, 2019
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