WCAPS Policy Contributions

WCAPS one of 45 organizations endorsing the Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights Act of 2018 on December 10, 2018. Please see here for the press release.

Lawmakers and Civil Society Pressure Department of State to Bring Back Deleted Reproductive Rights Sections in Annual Human Rights Reports. We’re proud to join with 129 members of Congress and 96 other organizations calling on the State Department to include reproductive rights in the annual Human Rights Reports. Please see here for the press release.  

WCAPS endorses the Joint NGO Statement to the Biological Weapons Convention Meeting of Experts, 7-16 August 2018. Please see here to view the statement.

Ebola Rescission Letter: WCAPS is part of over 40 organizations expressing concern regarding the proposed rescission in May 2018 of $252 million in unspent 2015 Ebola supplemental funds from the International Disaster Assistance (IDA) account. Please see here to view the letters to the House and Senate. 

Ambassador Jenkins, President and Founder of WCAPS, and other WCAPS organization leaders joined an open letter "Fundamental Equity and Inclusion For U.S. National Security and Global Engagement" on April 10, 2018. Please see here to view the letter.

WCAPS joined a letter with other global health organizations tocondemn State Department directive to eliminate sections of the annual report on global human rights regarding societal views on family planning. A section of the report on racial, ethnic and sexual discrimination also will be trimmed , February 26 2018. See here for more information. 

Global Health Security Agenda Consortium (GHSAC) letter to US Department of Health and Human Services on the planned cuts to CDC, January 2018. See here to read the letter. WCAPS is a member of the GHSAC

WCAPS endorses the Joint NGO Statement to the Biological Weapons Convention Meeting of States Parties, Geneva 4-8 December 2017. See here.

Statement by Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Founder and President of the Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation (WCAPS) to the 2017 Meeting of the States Parties to the 1972 Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC). See here.

WCAPS Founder and President discussing the North Korea situation on CBC News in Canada. See here

Bonnie Jenkins interview on the US-Poland Summit, February 2019


Global Ethics Weekly: U.S. Defense Policy After Mattis, with Asha Castleberry | January 9, 2019

National security expert and U.S. Army veteran Asha Castleberry makes sense of a busy and seemingly chaotic time for the Department of Defense in the wake of Secretary Mattis' departure. What should we should think about Trump's plans in Syria and Afghanistan? How is the U.S. planning to counter China in Africa? And has John Bolton actually been a moderating influence?

This podcast references a Global Ethics Weekly on the Taliban with Adelphi University's Jonathan Cristol and podcasts on the 2017 National Security Strategy with Castleberry and with Senior Fellow Devin Stewart and Center for a New American Security's Julianne Smith.

Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Founder and President of WCAPS, taking part in an HBO US and North Korea Summit Simulation.


WCAPS Board Member Asha Castleberry on the Roland Martin show to discuss the US-NK Summit, June 2018


Bonnie Jenkins remarks on the Russian request for information from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

Asha Castleberry, WCAPS Board Member, at the American Security Project discussion on US Military Facilities in the Middle East