On December 19 2012, President Obama released the first-ever U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, and signed an Executive Order directing the Plan be implemented across the government. CDC works consistently to protect the health of women and girls throughout the world, including countries affected by conflict and disaster.
This work is accomplished through a number of CDC's Centers, Institutes, and Offices, all supporting efforts to be more responsive and effective in decreasing the risk of gender-based violence and improving the status of women and girls. As a public health agency, CDC has a key role to play in implementing the Plan by building on the agency's strengths and resources. Information on agency's strategy for advancing this National Action Plan can be found in CDC's Implementation Strategy.
“Implementing the U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security is a natural fit for CDC. The health of women and girls has long been an important area of focus for us. CDC's strategy for advancing this National Action Plan will build on our strengths and core activities that allow translation of research into public health policy.” ~ Dr. Kevin De Cock, Director of the Center for Global Health