The Institute was launched in 2011 by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who serves as the Institute’s honorary founding chair, and Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia in order to build the evidence-based case for a focus on women, peace, and security.

At the broadest level, the Institute is a continuation of the mandate articulated in United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, adopted in 2000, which reaffirmed “the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and in peace-building,” and stressed “the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security….”

As the international community recognizes the importance of elevating women’s participation in peace and security efforts, Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security stands ready to provide essential analysis, expertise and leadership on this critical issue.

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