Redefining National Security
"When you look at the definition of national security, it also looks at the health and wellbeing of citizens." Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Founder and President, WCAPS
“National security extends beyond protecting our borders and economy; national security needs to include a protection of our education, well-being and right to enjoy a quality life. Women of color are disproportionately affected by these issues, even though we serve as the bedrock of resilience and development in our communities. Women of color are crucial actors in conflict transformation and international peace, therefore we deserve to be included in these conversations and solutions. WCAPS is critical in highlighting the value and richness of including women of color in security and peace efforts, as well as granting women of color a platform to share our experiences and mentor a new generation of young leaders.” Rachel Mccave, WCAPS Member.
Sharon Jackson, WCAPS member, has a wide range of expertise in the National Security area focusing on the analysis and early warning of health issues. Please go to her website to see her recent articles on "National security and the opioid crisis,," "Why adequate nutrition for everyone is good national security policy," and "New Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo."
Podcast from the Redefining National Security event hosted by WCAPS and UNA-USA on March 15, 2018.