October 30, 2020
West Palm Beach, FL - Today, Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Women, Peace, and Security Caucus (WPS) Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-21) and Michael Waltz (FL-06) were joined by 23 members to introduce a House Resolution commemorating the 20th anniversary of the landmark UN Security Council Resolution ...
June 12, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, Co-Chairs of the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Caucus U.S. Reps. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) and Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) released the following statement on the newly-published implementation plans for the Women, Peace, and Security agenda and the importance of women’s in...
March 09, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, U.S. Reps. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) and Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) launched the Women, Peace, and Security Caucus, which will focus on the implementation of the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) agenda and the importance of women’s inclusion in security efforts to maintain peac...
March 09, 2020
By Ryan Nicol U.S. Reps. Lois Frankel and Michael Waltz are launching a new caucus aimed at getting women more involved in international security efforts. The newly-formed Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Caucus will be behind that push. Frankel and Waltz want to include more women in peace negotiat...
Mission of the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Caucus: The Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Caucus aims to ensure that women have active, meaningful roles in all aspects of their society and communities to promote women’s inclusion to advance democracy and stability worldwide, as provided in the Women, Peace, and Security Act.
- Michael Waltz (R-FL)
- Ted Deutch (D-FL)
- Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ)
- Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA)
- David Schweikert (R-AZ)
- Grace Meng (D-NY)
- Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA)
- William R. Keating (D-MA)
- Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)
Information on the Women, Peace, and Security Act
The United States became the first country in the world to establish a comprehensive WPS law with the passage of the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017 (P.L. 115-68).
WPS National Strategy
The White House’s strategic plan to carry out goals set forth by the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017. This National Strategy furthers U.S. priority to increase women’s meaningful participation in political, civil, and economic roles worldwide.
Interagency WPS Implementation Plans
As directed by the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017, the Departments of State, Defense, Homeland Security, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) released their plans to advance the 2019 United States Strategy on Women, Peace and Security and maintain leadership in WPS issues domestically and with partner nations.