Strong efforts are being made by the White House Administration to promote and empower women across the globe:
Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump met with a group of bipartisan lawmakers on Capitol Hill today, previewing a new initiative from the Trump Administration to boost the role that women play in global peace and security processes.
When women are involved in peace negotiations, important issues that help societies recover from conflict are more likely to be considered. In fact, research shows that peace agreements have a better chance of succeeding if women participate. Societies that empower women economically and politically are also more stable and peaceful, while those that marginalize women are likelier to experience regular conflict.
President Donald J. Trump believes in policymaking that gets real-world results. His Administration’s new plan—the Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security—will help enhance women’s participation in resolving conflict, countering violent extremism, and building peace and stability. It’s both a moral imperative and smart foreign policy.
The new strategy implements the Women, Peace, and Security Act signed by the President in 2017. President Trump was the first world leader to sign standalone legislation on the topic—making the United States the first country in the world with a comprehensive law addressing women, peace, and security.
That effort coincides with work already underway by the Trump Administration to empower women and girls across the globe. In February, the President signed a memorandum launching W-GDP, an initiative led by Ivanka Trump that seeks to empower 50 million women economically across the developing world by 2025.
- White House Press Team