WPS is as an integral component in the effort to enhance African partner capability, enabling U.S. security cooperation to better leverage the contributions of both men and women.
210731-M-GU107-1004.JPG Photo By: Sgt. James Bourgeois

Aug 24, 2021
Monrovia, Liberia - A member of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) engages in discussions during the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) engagement in Monrovia, Liberia, July 30, 2021. Marines from MARFOREUR/AF and U.S. Embassy representatives met with 15 AFL women during this first ever WPS engagement between the U.S. military and Liberian military. WPS is as an integral component in the effort to enhance African partner capability, enabling U.S. security cooperation to better leverage the contributions of both men and women. In previous conflicts where women have participated as mediators, negotiators, and as part of interest groups there has been significantly better prospects than those in which women are absent. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. James Bourgeois)


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