Who we are

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

We are experts in the American Council on Women Peace and Security who have worked together for many years on critical issues of women’s human dignity. We formed a non-partisan, non-profit 501c3 organization to unite our efforts to inform the bi-partisan implementation of the U.S. Women Peace and Security Act of 2017 and maintain international consensus and support for the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 agenda.

OUr Mission

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.

Our work includes:

*Educating the national security workforce on women’s meaningful participation in conflict prevention, preservation, and peacekeeping through our curriculum development and teaching at the Department of Defense;

*Ending impunity for sexual violence and human trafficking and helping mothers and their children born of sexual violence to thrive through advocacy, policy and legislation in the U.S. and at the United Nations;

*Amplifying the voices of women and girls in crisis and conflict settings through publications and media;

*Protecting, supporting and healing survivors of religious persecution and other vulnerabilities by reaching across political, religious, national, and ethnic lines.

The American Council on Women Peace and Security is dedicated to advancing women’s meaningful participation in international peace and security and to protecting women and girls in crisis and conflict settings.

The American Council on Women Peace and Security is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and charitable contributions are tax-deductible from the United States.

Our Federal Tax ID Number is 84-2578611

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