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January 22, 2021

Adding a Gender Perspective to International Humanitarian Law

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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November 10, 2020

Add a Gender Lens to Your Spring 2021 Class Schedule

By: Lauren Olosky

Hey Hoyas! Are you looking for Spring 2021 courses with a gender focus? Georgetown University offers a wide range of courses that examine the intersection of gender with war, history,…
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November 5, 2020

Where is Gender Equality in the United States?

By: Anita Raj

The year 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women and resultant Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which set forth an agenda to…
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October 19, 2020

Here’s How Georgetown Professors Promote Diversity in the Classroom

By: The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

We asked Georgetown students about faculty members who stood out as allies for diversity and inclusion, whether because of the material on their syllabi or the way they cultivated a welcoming classroom culture. This article…
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October 2, 2020

How to Bring the “Forever” War in Afghanistan to a Responsible End

By: The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

Afghan women share their perspectives on how to bring the "forever" war in Afghanistan to a responsible end. Featuring Mary Akrami (Afghan Women's Network), Palwasha Hassan (Afghan Women's Educational Center), Nargis…
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September 25, 2020

Remembering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By: Ambassador Melanne Verveer

America lost a powerful champion for human rights and women’s equality under the law with the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She helped to level the playing field through…
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September 10, 2020

Afghan Women Must Participate Fully in Peace Process: Statement by Global Leaders and Foreign Policy Experts

WASHINGTON, D.C. | September 10, 2020 – Over 100 global leaders and foreign policy experts emphatically state that peace cannot be made on the backs of Afghan women. The following…
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