Bonnie Jenkins
Bonnie Jenkins is the founder and president of Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation and a former coordinator for threat reduction programs at the U.S. Department of State.

Bonnie Jenkins is the founder and president of Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and president of Global Connections for Change. She previously served as coordinator for threat reduction programs at the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation at the U.S. Department of State, and represented the United States at four Nuclear Security Summits between 2010 and 2016.

Women and Foreign Policy Program

The Women and Foreign Policy program works to analyze how elevating the status of women and girls advances U.S. foreign policy objectives. The program informs policymakers, opinion leaders, and the general public about issues related to gender equality and U.S. foreign policy through scholarship, roundtable discussions, briefings, and the Women Around the World blog.

How Women’s Participation in Conflict Prevention
How Women’s Participation in Conflict Prevention and Resolution Advances U.S. Interests
Despite growing international recognition of women’s role in security, their representation in peace and security processes has lagged.
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Countering Sexual Violence in Conflict
Sexual violence in conflict is not simply a gross violation of human rights—it is also a security challenge.
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