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Women as Agents of Positive Change in Biosecurity

Managing biological threats requires a multifaceted, holistic approach. Bringing a diverse group of people to the table, including women, ensures that a range of different experiences and perspectives are heard. International security and WMD nonproliferation are issues that concern everyone, and the institutions that manage these risks need to be reflective of society as a whole. Moreover, women add important value to biosecurity forums by, for example, leveraging women's networks and building bridges across divided communities. Until women everywhere have the chance to participate equally in such forums, the international security and WMD nonproliferation fields will be missing an important voice.

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