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February 16, 2024

The Rights of Afghan Women Must be the Priority at the UN Special Envoys Meeting

By: Lina Tori Jan & Callie Heimbach

On February 18 and 19, the United Nations will convene a second meeting of Afghanistan special envoys in Doha, following the publication of the UN Special Coordinator’s Independent Assessment on…
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February 12, 2024

 A Glimpse into Myanmar’s Struggle for Democracy: Zin Mar Aung’s Visit to Georgetown University

By: Ana Lejava & Helen Rocker

In the wake of the third anniversary of the February 2021 coup that shattered Myanmar's democratic dreams, there is still hope for change. At least, that's what Foreign Minister of…
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February 5, 2024

Rebuilding communities after atrocities: A conversation with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad

By: Alexandra Gopin

Sinjar, a district in the northwest region of Iraq characterized by desert and vast sky, was home to hundreds of thousands of Yazidis, a Kurdish-speaking religious minority. Nestled in the…
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January 24, 2024

On This International Day of Education, We Should Remember Afghan Women and Girls

By: GIWPS

Although the International Day of Education should be a day of celebration, for millions of Afghan women and girls today’s commemoration is one of mourning: More than 400 days have…
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January 22, 2024

Conflicts to Watch in 2024:  Implications for Women, Peace and Security

By: Jessica Anania

In 2024, global security is poised to deteriorate even further amidst worsening conflict, instability, and violence. Recent data shows that approximately 600 million women—15 percent of women in the world—lived…
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December 22, 2023

Sexual Violence as a Tactic of War

By: Rangita de Silva de Alwis

This article was originally published on the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School's website.  On December 21st, Pramila Patten, the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Sexual Violence in…
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December 21, 2023

GIWPS End of Year Reflections

By: GIWPS

As we reflect at the end of 2023, we thank you for all that you’ve made possible.  This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace…
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December 19, 2023

Climate Action Can’t Wait: The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security at COP28

By: Marisa O. Ensor and Christina Vetter

  With global temperatures shattering records and extreme weather impacting people around the globe, this year’s UN climate change summit represented a pivotal opportunity to correct course and accelerate action…
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December 5, 2023

The Taliban’s Oppression of Women is Gender Apartheid

By: GIWPS

“I call on every government, in every country, to make gender apartheid a crime against humanity,” said Nobel Laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai while delivering the Nelson Mandela Annual…
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December 4, 2023

What Is There to Debate? The Women, Peace and Security Agenda Against the Backdrop of Global Crises

By: Ana Lejava

From Ukraine to Gaza, Sudan to Yemen, and Myanmar to Afghanistan, ongoing and escalating conflicts uniquely impact the livelihoods and futures of women and girls. In conflict zones, the overwhelming…
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