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January 22, 2019

Do Quotas Actually Help Women in Politics?

By: Madison Schramm

This week, GIWPS executive director Ambassador Melanne Verveer judged a New York Times debate at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on the efficacy of gender quotas in politics…
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January 14, 2019

Gang Violence as Organized Violence: Implications for the WPS Index

By: Jeni Klugman and Mariana Viollaz

The Women, Peace and Security Index, introduced in 2017 by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), is the first index…
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December 7, 2018

Georgetown Students: Study Women, Peace and Security this Spring

By: Meredith Forsyth

Are you interested in learning more about Women, Peace, and Security as a Georgetown University student? There are three GIWPS-affiliated graduate classes offered during the Spring 2019 semester that might…
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December 3, 2018

How Women’s Small Acts of Resistance Threaten the Iranian Government

By: Madison Schramm

In the past few months, Iranian women have been arrested for dancing and detained for riding bicycles. Why do women’s seemingly benign actions generate such backlash from the Iranian government?…
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October 23, 2018

It is Time for More Women Mediators

By: Elisabeth Slåttum

This week, women mediators from across the globe are gathered at the United Nations to discuss the underrepresentation of women in formal peace processes. Women struggle to be heard by…
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October 12, 2018

Q&A with Nobel Laureate Dr. Mukwege

By: Rebecca Turkington

2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege discussed his innovative model for rehabilitating women victims of sexual violence with Rebecca Turkington. Dr. Mukwege is the founder and medical director of Panzi…
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July 25, 2018

Inclusion Can Deliver a True Peace in Yemen

By: Lauren Javins

The civil war and subsequent humanitarian crisis in Yemen have ballooned to catastrophic proportions. More than 22 million people – three quarters of the population – are in desperate need…
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July 16, 2018

U.S. Curtails Asylum for Domestic Violence Survivors, Imperils Lives 

By: Sheila Menz

In one of the latest attacks by the Trump administration against vulnerable immigrant populations, last month Attorney General Jeff Sessions took extraordinary measures to curtail domestic violence survivors’ ability seek asylum in…
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May 21, 2018

Colombian Women Peace Builders Reflect on Year Since Agreement

By: Meredith Forsyth

The recent peace deal in Colombia brought the oldest ongoing armed conflict in the Americas to a close. But there are significant challenges in implementing the agreement, according to Ofelia…
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May 8, 2018

Disengaging and Reintegrating Women Extremists

By: Rebecca Turkington

With the rise of violent extremist groups around the world, questions around how to disengage participants from these groups and reintegrate them back into society have become urgent. To date,…
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