Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation

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WCAPS Vision

To advance the leadership and professional development of women of color in the fields of international peace, security, and conflict transformation.

Mission Statement

At WCAPS, we believe global issues demand a variety of perspectives. That’s why we’re creating a platform devoted to women of color that cultivates a strong voice and network for its members while encouraging dialogue and strategies for engaging in policy discussions on an international scale. Through our dedication to mentorships and partnerships and our passion for changing the global community landscape, we remain committed to achieving our vision of advancing the leadership and professional development of women of color in the fields of international peace, security and conflict transformation.

While the global community is faced with issues related to worldwide health security, peacekeeping, weapons of mass destruction nonproliferation, and the intersection of other areas of international security, there is no significant or sustained voice from women of color who are often the most affected and who are also community leaders in many parts of the world.

We want to change that.


WCAPS Survey

Remember to take the WCAPS Survey to help us determine how we can engage you on issues of peace and security, and to give your thoughts on challenges for women of color in the areas of peace, security and conflict transformation. The survey takes no more than 10-15 minutes can can be found at https://umn.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6rof5bC9cx7Ri9T We welcome everyone’s opinions.

Thank you!

WCAPS Events

WCAPS Young Ambassador Program Discussion (YAP)

Join the YAP Leadership conference call on August 14th at 6:30 to discuss upcoming activities and events for the program. You can register here.

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Visit to the Phillips Collection

In August 2019, members of WCAPS visited the Phillips Collection to see “The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement” exhibit. After the tour, the group engaged in an exchange with WCAPS Executive Director, Amb. Bonnie Jenkins and the Director of the Phillips Collection, Dorothy Kosinski. Please click on the photo below to see the photo gallery.

WCAPS Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies Working Group August 1 event on “Artificial Intelligence: Hype or Reality” from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. You can register here.

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Join WCAPS for its “Workshop for New Ideas” on July 22 from 9:00am - 3:30pm.

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Articles on Peace and Security by Women of Color