Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation


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.

Recent WCAPS Events

New date: July 22, 2019

Join WCAPS for its “Workshop for New Ideas” on July 22 from 9:00am - 3:30pm. You can register here. Come ready to think outside the box.

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Join WCAPS for its 2nd “Mid-Career Hustle” discussion on June 6th. RSVP at wcaps@wcapsnet.org.

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WCAPS and Brookings Institution event on “Redefining U.S. national security: interlinkages with American society and foreign policy,” on April 5th, 2019


On April 5, Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation (WCAPS) and the Foreign Policy program at The Brookings Institution hosted a discussion on the implications of this complex political environment in which domestic and foreign policy decisions influence each other.

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Articles on Peace and Security by Women of Color