WCAPS VISION:

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

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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.

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WHY US NOW:

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.

Because there is no consistent venue for women of color to meet and network, we will ignite our voices and develop strategies for engaging in policy discussions on an international scale. With the goal of expanding opportunities for women of color to impact these areas of work and study positively, WCAPS will provide mentors to young women and a valuable vehicle for networking. It will promote exchangesand conflict transformation, as well as those women of color who are considering entering these areas. The network and its members will contribute to substantive discussions in the areas of peace, security and conflict transformation.  The network will partner with other relevant groups, organizations, and institutions to build synergy. WCAPS will promote sensitivity to cultural differences and emphasize the intersections between theory, research, practice, and policy.

 Please register for the WCAPS and the Pickering & Rangel Fellows Association event:   CLICK HERE

Please register for the WCAPS and the Pickering & Rangel Fellows Association event: CLICK HERE

Recent Events

 Bonnie Jenkins, President of WCAPS, joining a panel hosted by the House Diversity Initiative on "Advancing Foreign Policy: Staying a Step Ahead."

Bonnie Jenkins, President of WCAPS, joining a panel hosted by the House Diversity Initiative on "Advancing Foreign Policy: Staying a Step Ahead."

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Bonnie Jenkins, Founder and President of WCAPS, attending a "Women in Chemistry" event sponsored by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, held in Ottawa, Canada June 25-26, 2018. The event included many women of color and focused on issues of peace and security in the chemical field. 

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Bonnie Jenkins with Nancy Parrish, Executive Director of the Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) at the WAND "Disarm the Patriarchy" event.

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Participants at the June 18th WCAPS and Hudson Institute event on "Diversifying the Perspectives in Nuclear Nonproliferation." Read the summary of the event here

Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Taja Lindley and Hannah Traore at the WCAPS Inaugural Arts Forum Event, "Women, Race and Dignity: This Ain't a Eulogy," at NYU Hemispheric Institute.

Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, WCAPS Founder and President, taking part in the HBO U.S. and North Korea Summit simulation.

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Moderators and panelists from the "Redefining National Security," event co-hosted by WCAPS and the Brookings Institution and on May 11th. 

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Panelists at the WCAPS and UNA-USA March 15th event on "Redefining National Security."