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November 10, 2017

How to Support Women in Mediation and Peace Negotiations

By: GIWPS

The landmark UN Resolution 1325 in 2000 proclaimed the essential role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and emphasized their equal participation in the promotion of peace…
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September 5, 2017

What Happened to Washington’s Women Ambassadors?

By: GIWPS

The number of women ambassadors to Washington, DC has been steadily dropping since 2013. More than a dozen new ambassadors arrived in Washington this summer and fall, with only a…
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July 13, 2017

How Men Can Promote Gender-Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction

By: GIWPS

Gender’s importance and the vital roles played by women in all facets of development, humanitarian aid, and disaster response are increasingly recognized. But recognition is not implementation. As we see…
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June 21, 2017

Georgetown Celebrates Study of Kate Spade & Company Project in Rwanda

By: GIWPS

Georgetown celebrated its new research study evaluating Kate Spade & Company’s innovative project in Rwanda with an event on campus on June 19. Kate Spade & Company recruited 150 talented women artisans…
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May 19, 2017

Macron’s Gender-Balanced Cabinet Includes Europe’s 9th Female Defense Minister

By: GIWPS

Newly elected President Emmanuel Macron of France unveiled his gender-balanced cabinet this week: 11 of the 22 posts are filled by women. Macron follows his predecessor, François Hollande, in appointing…
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May 4, 2017

Saudi Arabia’s election to the UN Commission on the Status of Women: UN Blunder or New Opportunity?

By: GIWPS

Saudi Arabia and gender equality are hardly synonymous. It ranks 141st out of 144 countries in terms of gender equality largely because of discriminatory laws that prevent women from holding a job without…
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April 18, 2017

The Travel Ban’s “Violence Against Women” Rationale is Counterproductive

By: GIWPS

Trump’s executive orders temporarily banning immigrants from certain predominantly Muslim countries claim to ‘protect’ women. In fact, they endanger them. In both orders, Trump directs the Department of Homeland Security to collect…
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March 21, 2017

Stop Ignoring LGBTI Perspectives at the Commission for the Status of Women

By: GIWPS

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) session 61 is currently underway in New York City. The CSW is a functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and is…
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March 20, 2017

Queen Rania Inspires Action on Refugees, Women and Girls’ Empowerment

By: GIWPS

The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security hosted Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan for a conversation about refugees and women and girls’ empowerment last week. Queen Rania spoke…
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March 2, 2017

Child Marriage & Stateless Children: Costs of the Syrian Crisis

By: GIWPS

The humanitarian costs of the Syrian conflict have consumed news headlines for months. News coverage has focused on the targeted bombings of civilian neighborhoods and chronic water, food, and medical…
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