“Societies that empower women to participate fully in civic and economic life are more prosperous and peaceful.”

U.S. National Security Strategy 2017

Long-term peace and security in Afghanistan will depend on the reintegration of combatants and rebuilding of Afghan society, including those who have war-related physical or psychological disabilities. Good health is an essential precursor to, and buttress for, stabilization efforts in Afghanistan. 

Please join us as we co-sponsor this important series of events on how U.S. investment in women promotes international peace and security.

Women’s gains in Afghanistan: Supporting economic opportunities for Afghan women as a driver of peace and security

“The Atlantic Council, in partnership with the US-Afghan Women’s Council and the American Council on Women, Peace and Security, hosts a conversation about the gains that women have made in Afghanistan, the critical role of Afghan women in Afghanistan’s peace and security, and the role US actors have in partnering with and empowering Afghan women.”

VIRTUAL EVENT: U.S. Leadership in Women, Peace, and Security

“On October 6th, 2017, President Trump signed the Women Peace and Security Act, the first legislation of its kind in the world. To commemorate the third anniversary of the Act and to launch the American Council on Women, Peace, and Security, panelists will examine America’s unique contributions to the WPS agenda in an era of strategic competition.”

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Susan Yoshihara,
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We are professionals in the fields of national security, international law, development, religious liberty, human trafficking, human rights, and humanitarian action. 

We engage the day’s toughest challenges and provide inspired policy analysis. 

We are committed to our sisters all over the world, seeking to help them find innovative and collaborative ways to attain meaningful roles in building peace, liberty, and prosperity through their leadership in family, community, and society. 

We advise policy makers in the United States and abroad through personal engagement, writing and speaking, and our work on the ground in countries throughout the world. 

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