The status of women offers key insights into a nation’s prosperity and security. The Women, Peace and Security Index provides a comprehensive measure of women’s well-being and empowerment in homes, communities, and societies. Developed by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and the Peace Research Institute Oslo, the WPS Index draws on internationally recognized data and ranks 153 countries on women’s inclusion, access to justice, and security on multiple levels.
On November 1, the Henry Jackson Society hosted Dr. Jeni Klugman, Managing Director of the Georgetown Institute, for a discussion on the key insights the WPS Index provides on the global state of women, where women’s personal and collective freedoms are being compromised, and what can be done to unlock women’s economic and social contributions.
She was joined in discussion by Laura Hughes, who is a Political Correspondent at Financial Times. The event was chaired by Sophia Gaston, director of the Centre for Social and Political Risk and Deputy Director at the Henry Jackson Society.
Thursday, 1 November
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Committee Room 3a in the House of Lords