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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February 28, 2020
Strategies for Effective Mediation: A Conversation with Finland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto
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March 5, 2020
Building a Sustainable Peace in Iraq: A Conversation with Dr. Nesreen Barwari, Former Minister of Public Works in Iraq
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April 8, 2020
Global Health Equality and Gender Norms
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The WPS Index

The 2019-20 Women, Peace, and Security Index ranks 167 countries on women’s equality, reveals trends in women’s wellbeing across 11 indicators, and offers subnational data for China, India and Nigeria.