Women are critical to achieving sustainable peace

Our goal is to build the evidence-based case for a focus on women, peace, and security.

 

Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace & Security seeks to promote a more stable, peaceful, and just world by focusing on the important role women play in preventing conflict and building peace, growing economies, and addressing global threats like climate change and violent extremism. We engage in rigorous research, host global convenings, advance strategic partnerships, and nurture the next generation of leaders. Housed within the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown, the Institute is headed by the former U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues, Melanne Verveer.

 

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The New WPS Index

Our new global index captures both peace and security—and women’s inclusion and justice—for the first time ever. In partnership with the Peace Research Institute of Oslo, we drew on recognized international data sources to construct the Women Peace and Security Index, ranking 153 countries and covering more than 98 percent of the world’s population. The associated tools and analysis highlight key achievements and deficits.