June 13, 2019

USGLC Statement on U.S. Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The USGLC President and CEO, Liz Schrayer, released the following statement on the U.S. Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security:

Empowering women is not a partisan issue – it is just smart policy. I applaud Members of Congress and the Administration for working together to promote women’s direct engagement in conflict resolution and peacebuilding efforts around the world. Women have long acted as a stabilizing force for good – preventing conflict, countering terrorism, and promoting peace in their communities. When women are at the table, these efforts are far more likely to succeed.

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (www.usglc.org) is a broad-based influential network of 500 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic, military, and community leaders in all 50 states who support strategic investments to elevate development and diplomacy alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.