Women, Peace, and Security


Dr. Curtis Bell



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The WPS strategy, which was first established in 2000 by the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, aims to address the impact of conflict on women and to ensure their meaningful participation in peacebuilding and conflict resolution processes. The strategy recognizes that peace and security cannot be achieved without the full and equal participation of women. By integrating WPS into PME curriculum (first pillar of the strategy), students in joint military PME institutions are provided with a comprehensive understanding of the role of women in conflict and peacebuilding, as well as the importance of their involvement in these processes.    The integration of WPS into PME curriculum has numerous benefits for students in the security sector and for meeting the strategy goals of the WPS strategy. By promoting gender equality and highlighting the importance of women's participation in conflict resolution and peacebuilding, PME programs can contribute to a more inclusive and effective security sector and help to achieve the goal of a safer and more secure world through educating mid-grade officers and civilians who will likely be involved in these operations.

Publication Date

May, 2023


U.S. Naval War College


Newport, Rhode Island


WPS, Maritime Security, PME curriculum, gender equality, women’s participation, peacebuilding, JPME, gender

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