On International Women’s Day, reflecting on the long road ahead to equality—and how far we’ve come.
The institutions of the U.S. national security community have recognized, but just begun to remedy, a gap in how they interact with conflict environments: the failure to understand how gender and warfare intertwine. The 2017 Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Act provides a clarion call for operationalizing a gender perspective at each command level and in nearly all activities in the environment.
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The issue of the reach of the state needs to be put into a wider focus by including women and gender issues as part of the narrative.