Women are critical to achieving sustainable peace

Our goal is to build the evidence-based case for a focus on women, peace, and security.


Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace & Security seeks to promote a more stable, peaceful, and just world by focusing on the important role women play in preventing conflict and building peace, growing economies, and addressing global threats like climate change and violent extremism. We engage in rigorous research, host global convenings, advance strategic partnerships, and nurture the next generation of leaders. Housed within the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown, the Institute is headed by the former U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues, Melanne Verveer.


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February 5, 2018
Hillary Clinton Presents Human Rights Awards
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January 9, 2018
Promoting Peace During Conflict in Ukraine and Myanmar: Women’s Roles and Strategies
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February 18, 2018
Washington’s Women in Foreign Policy
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Hillary Clinton to present human rights awards at Georgetown University

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton will speak at Georgetown University on Monday, February 5 on the importance of women’s participation and leadership in advancing human rights, justice and peace. She will present awards to Nadia Murad, a former ISIS captive, and Wai Wai Nu, a Rohingya activist and former political prisoner from Myanmar.