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March 5, 2021

Myanmar in Crisis – A Conversation with Human Rights Defender Wai Wai Nu

By: Melanne Verveer and Wai Wai Nu

Myanmar is in the grasp of a military coup that has sparked mass demonstrations around the country. The armed forces have responded with repression and deadly force, which will likely…
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March 2, 2021

The Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff Says Gender Equity Benefits all Americans

By: Evelyn Garrity (GIWPS)

Mr. Douglas Emhoff, Distinguished Visitor from Practice at Georgetown Law and husband of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, made a surprise appearance at the Georgetown Women’s Forum last week. Mr.…
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February 18, 2021

Why Ratifying the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is Good for America’s Domestic Policy

By: Melanne Verveer & Rangita de Silva de Alwis

Nearly two decades ago, Secretary Madeline Albright called the ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) “long past time.” CEDAW, which is…
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February 18, 2021

The Road to Equality for Black Women in the United States

By: Sarah Rutherford

A new study from Georgetown University quantifies how much women’s wellbeing in the United States varies by state—and by race.  The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) released…
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January 28, 2021

Inaugural Recipients of Georgetown’s New Graduate Certificate in Gender, Peace and Security

By: The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

Ndeye Radia Mbengue and Emma Dorshimer are the first students to receive Georgetown’s new graduate certificate in Gender, Peace and Security (GPS).  The certificate focuses on bringing a gender analysis…
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January 22, 2021

Adding a Gender Perspective to International Humanitarian Law

By: Emily Sullivan and Dr. Jeni Klugman

Is the age-old axiom that “all is fair in war” really true? International humanitarian law (IHL) offers a very clear answer on this subject: no, it is not. IHL is…
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December 18, 2020

Six Defining Moments of 2020 at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

By: The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

During this unprecedented year, our mission at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security was more important than ever: promote a better world by focusing on women’s role in…
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December 14, 2020

What Afghan Women Leaders Want You to Know about the Peace Talks

By: The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

Peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban officially began in October of 2020, opening the possibility for ending decades of violence through a political settlement. The talks, however,…
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December 9, 2020

How COVID-19 Underscores the Urgent Need to Repatriate Women and Children from Northeast Syria Camps

By: Agathe Christien, Emma Jouenne and Elena Scott-Kakures

It has become urgent to repatriate women and children from Northeast Syria camps as COVID-19 is rapidly spreading in Syria. Following the fall of Baghuz in March 2019 – the…
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