WCAPS members work in many areas of peace, security and conflict transformation (PS&C).
We seek to be a resource to organizations and groups seeking women of color who are experts in PS&C. Our members will also work together to raise our voices in these areas of focus. WCAPS member areas of expertise are as follows:
Sustainable Development Goals
Domestic terror and radicalization, emergency management)
WCAPS Policy Contributions
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