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NEWS | April 26, 2021

NATO Partnerships for Women, Peace, and Security

By Lisa Aronsson Atlantic Council

A pilot looks forward while sitting in a cockpit.
Air Force Capt. Michelle “Mace” Curran, 355th Fighter Squadron F-16 pilot, looks up during launch preparations on the flightline at Naval Air Station fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, March 4, 2017. Curran was the first woman assigned to fly in the squadron. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samantha Mathison
A pilot looks forward while sitting in a cockpit.
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Air Force Capt. Michelle “Mace” Curran, 355th Fighter Squadron F-16 pilot, looks up during launch preparations on the flightline at Naval Air Station fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, March 4, 2017. Curran was the first woman assigned to fly in the squadron. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samantha Mathison
Photo By: Staff Sgt. Samantha Mathison
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The Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Agenda is a global, thematic agenda that calls for progress toward gender equality and justice as a foundation for peace and security. It was launched with the United Nations Security Council’s (UNSC) adoption of Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security (UNSCR 1325) in October 2000. UNSCR 1325 formally recognized the disproportionate impact of conflict on women and girls for the first time, as well as the crucial role that women play in all security and peace processes. It also recognized the gendered nature of international peace and security, and established a legal and political framework for incorporating gender perspectives into defense and security policies. UNSCR 1325 called on the United Nations member states to develop strategies to protect women and girls in violent conflict, as well as to increase women’s participation in decision making at all levels, in all mechanisms, and at all stages of conflict.

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Dr. Lisa Aronsson is a Research Fellow at the Center for Strategic Studies at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at National Defense University. The views expressed are her own and do not reflect those of the National Defense University or the Department of Defense.