ACWPS advances peace and security for women, their families, and communities
through graduate education and training, on-the-ground engagement, expert analysis, and advocacy.
ACWPS promotes human dignity, individual liberty, and equality of opportunity for all women and girls
through our work implementing the U.S. Women Peace and Security Act of 2017
and the UN Security Council’s WPS agenda.
Women, Peace and Security and the U.S. Continued Role in Afghanistan
Now that Afghanistan is off the media radar, what’s going on behind closed doors, is there hope for Afghan women?
Have strides been made to improve U.S.-Afghan relations with the defacto government, and what is the U.S. role in Afghanistan?
The ACWPS President and Fellows participated in the WPS Professional Military Education Workshop hosted by Defense Security Cooperation University. ACWPS Fellows serve as DSCU WPS advisors and instructors contracted through TCG and Country Intelligence Group. The Workshop gathered 65 WPS and Security Cooperation academics and professionals in a hybrid format to address how WPS advances Security Cooperation. 14 Scholars presented 12 papers shared through 4 panels focused on Allies and Partners, Professional Military Education, Measurement and Transparency, and Great Power Competition. ACWPS Fellow Dr. Grace Hoffman's paper, "Women, Peace, and Security in Post-WWII Japan", looked at a historical example of how the U.S. has previously acknowledged the importance of WPS principles to achieve security objectives in a changing world. Her paper considered General Douglas MacArthur's role as well as Beate Sirota Gordon's, who wrote women's rights into the new Japanese constitution. Guest speakers included Congressman Mike Waltz, co-chair of the WPS Caucus, Nicole Gordon, Beate Sirota Gordon's daughter, and Dr. Sabine Lee. Dr. Lee, who works closely with ACWPS Fellow Eunice Otuko Apio, spoke of Children Born of War and shared the trailer of the film "The Wound Is Where the Light Enters".
CONGRATULATIONS TO ACWPS SENIOR FELLOW EUNICE OTUKO APIO FOR WINNING THE JANZI AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING BOOK OF 2021 FOR HER NOVEL ZURA MAIDS ABOUT HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
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