Women, Peace, Security

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Event Brings Awareness to Critical Role of Women During Conflict

9:15 PM2/20/2019
U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso hosted a Women, Peace and Security Reception during Flintlock 2019.
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Nigerien Air Force's first female pilot adds C-130 to repertoire

12:00 AM4/24/2020
Her participation in the course, a six-month international pilot training program, taught her how to be a combat-capable pilot of a C-130 Hercules.
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Liaison officer bridges Kenya, U.S. cooperation

9:40 AM6/16/2020
With mission sets that cover 12 different countries throughout East Africa, the ability to work with various units and nations is key to the success of an organization like the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA).
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U.S. Africa Command celebrates Women's Equality Day through storytelling, mentorship

3:07 PM8/28/2020
U.S. Africa Command commemorated the 100th-anniversary of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote, by hosting a special event at Kelley Barracks on August 26, 2020.
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Virtual communication forum centers on female roles in cybersecurity

3:16 PM9/11/2020
Delegates from AFRICOM, including cyber operations planners, met with African representatives from Burkina Faso, Chad, Botswana, Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda, and Uganda to strengthen partner networks.
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Women, Peace, & Security

3:27 PM10/19/2020
Women, Peace and Security initiatives are an integral component of efforts to enhance African partner capability by enabling U.S. security cooperation to better leverage the contributions of both men and women.
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Obangame Express 2021: women in arms lead the way

12:00 AM3/31/2021
The women serving within the participating nations in Exercise Obangame Express 2021 represent only a small number in a growing community of women in the armed forces.
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Obangame Express 2021: women in arms lead the way

12:35 PM4/2/2021
Ghanaian Sailors stand watch at the Ghana, Eastern Naval Command during Exercise Obangame Express, March 21, 2021. Obangame Express, conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, is an at-sea maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation among participating nations in order to increase maritime safety and security in the Gulf of Guinea and West Africa coastal regions.
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Obangame Express 2021: women in arms lead the way

12:37 PM4/2/2021
A Ghanaian Sailor assumes a watch position at the Ghana, Eastern Naval Command, during Exercise Obangame Express, March 21, 2021. Obangame Express, conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, is an at-sea maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation among participating nations in order to increase maritime safety and security in the Gulf of Guinea and West Africa coastal regions.
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Obangame Express 2021: women in arms lead the way

12:39 PM4/2/2021
A Ghanaian Sailor searches an outgoing car while standing watch at the Ghana, Eastern Naval Command, during Exercise Obangame Express, March 21, 2021. Obangame Express, conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, is an at-sea maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation among participating nations in order to increase maritime safety and security in the Gulf of Guinea and West Africa coastal regions.
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Ghanaian officer earns her infantry blue cord

12:00 AM4/21/2021
Kpamina earned the distinction in April 2021 while learning infantry officer skills as part of the Military Education and Training program, which exposes foreign students to U.S. professional military education.
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Commander says Africa is too important for Americans to ignore

1:26 PM4/26/2021
LT Agatha Kpamina, Ghana Armed Forces, is the first female from one of U.S. Africa Command’s partners – Ghana – to attend and complete the Infantry Basic Officer Course at Fort Benning, Georgia. Mark Irish, chief of the Maneuver Center of Excellence’s International Military Student Office presents the Infantry blue cord to Kpamina.
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U.S. Army Civil Affairs works to empower women in Djibouti

8:57 AM7/7/2021
U.S. Army civil affairs Soldiers in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa completed their final lessons of first aid and English at Solidarte Feminine July 1, 2021, in Djibouti City, Djibouti. The team has made Women, Peace and Security a part of their mission to empower the women at Solidarte Feminine, a local organization in Djibouti that provides resources to women in need in Djibouti as well as those directly or indirectly affected by HIV.
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U.S. Army Civil Affairs works to empower women in Djibouti

8:57 AM7/7/2021
U.S. Army civil affairs Soldiers in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa completed their final lessons of first aid and English at Solidarte Feminine July 1, 2021, in Djibouti City, Djibouti. The team has made Women, Peace and Security a part of their mission to empower the women at Solidarte Feminine, a local organization in Djibouti that provides resources to women in need in Djibouti as well as those directly or indirectly affected by HIV.
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U.S. Army Civil Affairs works to empower women in Djibouti

8:57 AM7/7/2021
U.S. Army civil affairs Soldiers in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa completed their final lessons of first aid and English at Solidarte Feminine July 1, 2021, in Djibouti City, Djibouti. The team has made Women, Peace and Security a part of their mission to empower the women at Solidarte Feminine, a local organization in Djibouti that provides resources to women in need in Djibouti as well as those directly or indirectly affected by HIV.
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U.S. Army Civil Affairs works to empower women in Djibouti

8:57 AM7/7/2021
U.S. Army civil affairs Soldiers in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa completed their final lessons of first aid and English at Solidarte Feminine July 1, 2021, in Djibouti City, Djibouti. The team has made Women, Peace and Security a part of their mission to empower the women at Solidarte Feminine, a local organization in Djibouti that provides resources to women in need in Djibouti as well as those directly or indirectly affected by HIV.
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U.S. Army Civil Affairs empowers women in Djibouti

8:56 AM7/7/2021
The team has made Women, Peace and Security (WPS) a part of their mission to empower the women at Solidarte Feminine, a local organization in Djibouti that provides resources to women in need in Djibouti as well as those directly or indirectly affected by HIV.
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A different perspective: Women of Cutlass Express

8:21 AM8/5/2021
Service members from the Comorian military discuss maritime law while attending a class during exercise Cutlass Express 2021, in Mombasa, Kenya, July 30, 2021.
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A different perspective: Women of Cutlass Express

8:21 AM8/5/2021
Special Agent Kyle Burns, Homeland Security Investigations liaison to U.S. Africa Command, teaches a class about maritime smuggling during exercise Cutlass Express 2021, in Mombasa, Kenya, July 30, 2021.
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A different perspective: Women of Cutlass Express

8:21 AM8/5/2021
Women participating in CE21 to improve maritime domain awareness networked with colleagues from partnering countries to further WPS objectives Aug. 3, 2021.
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Defense official visit focuses on strategy to accomplish goals (Pt. IV – women, peace, security)

12:00 AM8/30/2021
Chidi Blyden, deputy assistant secretary of defense for african affairs, visited U.S. Africa Command leadership at Kelley Barracks in Stuttgart, Germany, from Aug. 2-5. Blyden’s visit was intended to enhance understanding of the command and share policy and strategy objectives her office is working on. During her time she took a few moments to share her thoughts on what leadership from a different gender perspective means.
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CJTF-HOA hosts inaugural Women in Security Symposium in Djibouti

11:36 AM9/30/2021
Lt. Col. Abdirohman Ali Habone, Djibouti Republican Guard, shares her personal experiences serving in the military as a panelist for the inaugural Women in Security Symposium in Djibouti City, Djibouti, Sept. 22, 2021. The symposium included more than 30 women serving with Armed Forces Djibouti, Gendamerie, Republican Guard, National Police and Djiboutian Coast Guard who joined U.S., Japanese, Italian, Spanish and Kenyan leaders to focus on the incorporation of a gender perspective into peace and security, and help promote the empowerment of women in achieving security.
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CJTF-HOA hosts inaugural Women in Security Symposium in Djibouti

11:36 AM9/30/2021
Women serving with Armed Forces Djibouti, Gendamerie, Republican Guard, National Police and Djiboutian Coast Guard join U.S., Japanese, Italian, Spanish and Kenyan leaders for the inaugural Women in Security Symposium in Djibouti City, Djibouti, Sept. 22, 2021. The symposium focused on the incorporation of a gender perspective into peace and security, and helped promote the empowerment of women in achieving security.
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CJTF-HOA hosts inaugural Women in Security Symposium in Djibouti

11:36 AM9/30/2021
A member of the Djibouti Republican Guard takes notes the inaugural Women in Security Symposium in Djibouti City, Djibouti, Sept. 22, 2021. As part of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Women, Peace and Security initiative, the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa hosted the event to allow Djiboutian military and partner forces women to strengthen partnerships through open conversation and knowledge sharing.
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CJTF-HOA hosts inaugural Women in Security Symposium in Djibouti

11:36 AM9/30/2021
More than 30 women serving with Armed Forces Djibouti, Gendamerie, Republican Guard, National Police and Djiboutian Coast Guard joined U.S., Japanese, Italian, Spanish and Kenyan leaders for the inaugural Women in Security Symposium in Djibouti City, Djibouti, Sept. 22, 2021. The symposium focused on the incorporation of a gender perspective into peace and security, and helped promote the empowerment of women in achieving security.
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CJTF-HOA hosts inaugural Women in Security Symposium in Djibouti

11:40 AM9/30/2021
The symposium focused on the incorporation of a gender perspective into peace and security, and helped promote the empowerment of women in achieving security.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams crew hosts Women, Peace, and Security event in Djibouti

12:00 AM11/15/2021
The conference supports a larger mission led by U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa to facilitate meaningful participation of women within the security sector.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams crew hosts Women, Peace, and Security event in Djibouti

4:03 PM11/17/2021
Djibouti Armed Forces Lt. Col. Amina Mohamed Moussa, commander of the Army Female Battalion, addresses a gathering of Djiboutian, French, Italian, Kenyan, and U.S. military personnel as the master of ceremonies during a Women, Peace, and Security conference held aboard the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams, Nov. 15, 2021. WPS events are designed to engage with local communities and partner nations to build relationships and gain local insight and knowledge.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams crew hosts Women, Peace, and Security event in Djibouti

4:03 PM11/17/2021
Maj. Cynthia Abraham, left, addresses a gathering of Djiboutian, French, Italian, Kenyan, and U.S. military personnel as the master of ceremonies during a Women, Peace, and Security conference held aboard the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams, Nov. 15, 2021. WPS events are designed to engage with local communities and partner nations to build relationships and gain local insight and knowledge.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams crew hosts Women, Peace, and Security event in Djibouti

4:03 PM11/17/2021
Maj. Cynthia Abraham, left, addresses a gathering of Djiboutian, French, Italian, Kenyan, and U.S. military personnel as the master of ceremonies during a Women, Peace, and Security conference held aboard the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams, Nov. 15, 2021. WPS events are designed to engage with local communities and partner nations to build relationships and gain local insight and knowledge.
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Discussing women, peace, and security with Nigerian partners

12:00 AM4/1/2022
Brig. Gen. Rose Keravuori, deputy director of intelligence, U.S. Africa Command, hosts a women’s luncheon with 17 female officers from each of the Armed Forces of Nigeria military services and the commander of the Nigeria Army Women’s corps during a visit to Nigeria in March 2022.
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Discussing women, peace, and security with Nigerian partners

12:00 AM4/1/2022
Brig. Gen. Rose Keravuori, deputy director of intelligence, U.S. Africa Command, hosts a women’s luncheon with 17 female officers from each of the Armed Forces of Nigeria military services and the commander of the Nigeria Army Women’s corps during a visit to Nigeria in March 2022.
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Discussing Women, Peace & Security with Nigerian partners

12:00 AM4/1/2022
Participants exchanged questions about the role of females in the U.S. military, best practices for leading women in service, and the importance of seeking mentorship and using opportunities to mentor others.
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U.S. Africa Command, Morocco strengthen ties in WPS health synch

12:52 PM6/10/2022
Thirty male and female officers from the FAR participated in discussions surrounding gender in military operations and opportunities to promote female officer development within their armed forces.
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