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Women, Peace, and Security Caucus Co-Chairs Frankel, Kiggans Host Japanese Foreign Minister Kamikawa to Discuss WPS Agenda

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Washington, DC – Today, Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL-22) and Jen Kiggans (R-VA-02) welcomed Japanese Foreign Minister KAMIKAWA Yoko to the U.S. Capitol to discuss the WPS Caucus’s priorities for the coming year and Japan’s work to further the WPS agenda. In addition to Minister Kamikawa, the members were joined by Japanese…

Women, Peace, and Security Caucus Hosts Ukrainian Delegation in Honor of International Women’s Day

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Washington, DC – Today, Co-Chairs of the Bipartisan Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Caucus, Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL-22) and Michael Waltz (R-FL-06), hosted Ukrainian government and civil society women leaders and senior U.S. Government officials for a closed-door discussion on how to improve WPS efforts in Ukraine. Members discussed the security objectives, resistance…

Women, Peace, and Security Caucus Co-Chairs Frankel, Waltz Statement on Taliban’s Order to Shut Down Girls’ High Schools

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Washington, DC – Today, Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Caucus Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-21) and Michael Waltz (FL-06) released the following statement in response to the Taliban’s order that girls’ high schools in Afghanistan be shut down. “The Taliban’s refusal to reopen girls’ high schools threatens the future for millions of Afghan girls, and the…

Women, Peace, and Security Caucus Co-Chairs Frankel, Waltz Statement on International Women’s Day

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Caucus Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-21) and Michael Waltz (FL-06) released the following statement recognizing International Women’s Day. “Increasing women’s participation in peace and security efforts is crucial to advancing gender equality and to broader international security,” said Rep.…

Co-Chairs Frankel, Waltz Joined by Reps. Keating, Speier in Advancing Women, Peace, and Security Agenda in National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Caucus Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-21) and Michael Waltz (FL-06), joined by Caucus members Representatives Bill Keating (MA-09) and Jackie Speier (CA-14) released the following statement after the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022, which includes key…

Women, Peace, and Security Caucus Urges Secretary Blinken to Promote Inclusion of Afghan Women in Peace Negotiations

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Today, Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Caucus Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-21) and Michael Waltz (FL-06) led 13 members of the WPS Caucus in a letter to Secretary Blinken to encourage the State Department to work closely with, and promote the inclusion of, Afghan women leaders and organizations in all future efforts to bring peace, stability, and…

Frankel, Waltz Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Highlighting U.S. Commitment to The Women, Peace, and Security Agenda

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Today, Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Women, Peace and Security Caucus (WPS) Representatives Lois Frankel (FL-21) and Michael Waltz (FL-06) were joined by 23 members to introduce a House Resolution commemorating the 20th anniversary of the landmark UN Security Council Resolution 1325, which established the women, peace, and security agenda by recognizing the relationship between gender…

Women, Peace and Security Caucus Encouraged by Newly-Released WPS Implementation Plans

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  – On Thursday, Co-Chairs of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Caucus U.S. Reps. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) and Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) released the following statement on the newly-published implementation plans for the WPS agenda and the importance of women’s inclusion in security efforts to maintain peace worldwide: “In societies where women are healthy, educated,…

Waltz, Frankel Form Bipartisan Caucus Promoting Women’s Inclusion in Global Security Efforts

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, U.S. Reps. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) and Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) launched the Women, Peace and Security Caucus, which will focus on the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda and the importance of women’s inclusion in security efforts to maintain peace worldwide. The bipartisan caucus aims to support the implementation of the WPS agenda…

In The News: Michael Waltz, Lois Frankel look to increase women’s involvement in global security work

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By Ryan Nicol U.S. Reps. Lois Frankel and Michael Waltz are launching a new caucus aimed at getting women more involved in international security efforts. The newly-formed Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Caucus will be behind that push. Frankel and Waltz want to include more women in peace negotiations between nations. The pair also wants to up the number of women…