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.

The Women, Peace and Security Conflict Tracker offers gender-sensitive insights into today’s conflicts.

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April 18, 2024
A Luncheon with Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson and Peace Negotiator Monica McWilliams
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April 23, 2024
The War in Ukraine: Investigating and Prosecuting War Crimes
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May 24, 2024
No One Left Behind: Addressing Data Gaps for an Equitable Loss and Damage Fund Distribution
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The WPS Index

The 2023 edition of the global Women Peace and Security Index (WPS Index) draws on recognized data sources to measure women’s inclusion, justice, and security in 177 countries.

The Index finds that societies where women are doing well are also more peaceful, democratic, prosperous, and better prepared to adapt to the impacts of climate change.