GIWPS and its partners identify gaps in understanding of women’s roles in conflict, peace, security and post-conflict reconstruction. The Institute works in concert with research, policy advocacy and program implementation institutions. We engage with D.C.-based and international academic, research and grassroots institutions to leverage the rich expertise and intellectual resources of Georgetown University. The Institute works with students, scholars, practitioners and policymakers, thereby creating a worldwide network of actors with a common goal: to maximize international peace and security through the empowerment of women as peacebuilders.
At Georgetown, GIWPS works closely with colleagues throughout the School of Foreign Service, its centers, programs and institutes. These partners include the Center for Peace and Security Studies, the Master of Science in Foreign Service, the Master of Arts in Global Human Development, the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, and the Institute for the Study of International Migration.
GIWPS also draws from the greater Georgetown community. These partners include the degree programs in Conflict Resolution and Democracy and Governance; the McCourt School of Public Policy; the Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program; the Georgetown University Women's Center; the Berkley Center on Religion, Peace and World Affairs; as well ongoing projects relating to human rights, development and leadership training for women.