Roundtables & Keynotes

December 5, 2018

Women’s Rights in Iran

Women’s rights in Iran are severely restricted. Married women cannot get a passport or leave the country without their husbands' permission. Women are barred from becoming judges. Female singers are banned from singing solo. Women are largely banned from entering

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November 13, 2018

Mexico Conference on Peacebuilding with a Gender Perspective

The Second Conference on Peacebuilding with a Gender Perspective (Congreso de Construcción de Paz con Perspectiva de Género) will take place November 13-15 at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, Mexico. It is co-sponsored by Georgetown's Institute for Women, Peace and Security; Centro

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November 12, 2018

Closing the Gender Gap: Technologies to Empower Women

GIWPS Managing Director Dr. Jeni Klugman participated in a panel discussion at the McCourt School of Public Policy about the role of technology in closing the gender gap in economic participation. Dr. Klugman emphasized that across sectors, gender gaps in

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November 9, 2018

Gender Justice Colloquium

GIWPS' Dr. Jeni Klugman and Matt Moore will present at the Georgetown Gender+ Justice Initiative's third annual Fall Colloquium on Gender Justice Research. Continuing a dialogue begun last year across departments and campuses, the Gender+ Justice Initiative (GJI) invites faculty from

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November 7, 2018

Launch of University Leadership Council on Diversity and Inclusion in International Affairs

Washington, DC, November 7, 2018 – Deans and directors of top U.S. graduate schools in international affairs and public policy convene today at Georgetown University to share best practices for promoting diversity and inclusion in graduate studies programs. It is

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November 1, 2018

WPS Index Briefing at UK Parliament

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

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November 1, 2018

Equality Starts in the Family: International Perspectives on Family Law Reform

This event will launch Women’s Learning Partnership’s new research anthology Feminist Advocacy, Family Law and Violence against Women: International Perspectives. Leading women's rights advocates from around the globe will discuss the status of discriminatory family laws and structures that perpetuate

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October 25, 2018

Facebook Live with Founding Member of Syrian Women’s Political Movement

Mariam Jalabi is the United Nations Representative of the Syrian National Coalition and a founding member of the Syrian Women's Political Movement. On October 25, she answered questions on conflict resolution and women’s roles in Syria in conversation with Jamille

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October 23, 2018

Bridging Women’s Participation in Track I and Track II Peace Processes

In advance of the UN Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security, this discussion highlighted women’s engagement in informal peace processes and the movements that surround and inform formal peace processes. It addressed the gaps between women’s informal and

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October 17, 2018

Solutions for Syria: A Roundtable Discussion with Syrian Journalists and Civil Society Leaders

On Wednesday, October 17, GIWPS hosted a conversation with Syrian journalists and civil society leaders at the Mortara Center for International Studies about political solutions for building a better Syria. Syrian women and civil society are courageously working through the crisis to build

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