Our Policy Contributions
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:
- Weapons of Mass Destruction and related issues
- Health, One Health, and Infectious Disease
- Climate Change
- UNSCR 1325
- Multilateral/International/Regional Organizations
- Homeland Security (examples: border and transportation security Migration/Immigration
- Conflicts (e.g., peacekeeping, women and children in conflict)
- International Law (in PS&C areas of work)
- The Global Security Architecture (connections within PS&C)
- Terrorism (include counterterrorism finance)
- Sustainable Development Goals
- Public-Private Partnerships
- Regional Focus (Africa, Middle East, Asia,Latin America, Europe)
- Academia and Research
- domestic terror and radicalization, emergency management)
- Economic Security (e.g., trade, digital currency, sanctions, aid)
- Illicit Trafficking (e.g., humans, resources, drugs, wildlife, arms)
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
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
Asha Castleberry, WCAPS Board Member, at the American Security Project discussion on US Military Facilities in the Middle East