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Women, Peace, and Security Act Reintroduced(Comments Off)

January 22, 2015

The Women Peace and Security Act has been reintroduced in the Senate! U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Mark Kirk (R-IL), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today introduced the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2015 (S.224). The bipartisan legislation would codify in law the commitments contained in the United States National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security […]

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2015 Work Begins – New Congress Sworn In

On January, 6, 2015 the 114th Congress was sworn in. Every two years at the beginning of the new Congress, Capitol Hill office buildings are turned into one big open house party as new and re-elected members are sworn-in and official votes on leadership are taken. This year the festivities went forward even in the […]

WAND Congratulates Frank Rose, Sworn In as Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance

On Thursday, January 8, 2015  Secretary of State John Kerry swore in Frank Rose as Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance at a ceremony at the State Department. WAND strongly supported the Assistant Secretary’s confirmation joining colleagues in sending a letter to Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), (then Majority Leader) and participating […]

Of Tanks and Dissent

by Pia Furkan, former WAND Intern, Washington, DC; current student at Smith College This August, the tragic shooting and death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri focused attention on racially biased treatment by law enforcement and led communities nationwide to protest. If the death of Michael Brown itself […]

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