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February 21, 2018

A New Generation of Afghan Women Leaders

By: GIWPS

The ongoing war and deadly attacks by the Taliban dominate news headlines about Afghanistan. But there’s a more positive story to be told, according to a visiting delegation from the…
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February 1, 2018

Foreign Policy Leaders Celebrate Sisterhood at Georgetown

By: GIWPS

On January 18, women ambassadors, Congresswomen, and other leading ladies in foreign policy celebrated sisterhood and solidarity at an annual dinner organized by Georgetown’s Institute for Women Peace and Security.…
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January 4, 2018

2018: The Year to Implement the Women, Peace and Security Act

By: GIWPS

This year, President Trump is mandated by Congress to create a strategy for implementing the Women, Peace and Security Act of 2017. GIWPS is part of the U.S. Civil Society…
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November 10, 2017

How to Support Women in Mediation and Peace Negotiations

By: GIWPS

The landmark UN Resolution 1325 in 2000 proclaimed the essential role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and emphasized their equal participation in the promotion of peace…
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September 5, 2017

What Happened to Washington’s Women Ambassadors?

By: GIWPS

The number of women ambassadors to Washington, DC has been steadily dropping since 2013. More than a dozen new ambassadors arrived in Washington this summer and fall, with only a…
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July 13, 2017

How Men Can Promote Gender-Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction

By: GIWPS

Gender’s importance and the vital roles played by women in all facets of development, humanitarian aid, and disaster response are increasingly recognized. But recognition is not implementation. As we see…
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June 21, 2017

Georgetown Celebrates Study of Kate Spade & Company Project in Rwanda

By: GIWPS

Georgetown celebrated its new research study evaluating Kate Spade & Company’s innovative project in Rwanda with an event on campus on June 19. Kate Spade & Company recruited 150 talented women artisans…
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May 19, 2017

Macron’s Gender-Balanced Cabinet Includes Europe’s 9th Female Defense Minister

By: GIWPS

Newly elected President Emmanuel Macron of France unveiled his gender-balanced cabinet this week: 11 of the 22 posts are filled by women. Macron follows his predecessor, François Hollande, in appointing…
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May 4, 2017

Saudi Arabia’s election to the UN Commission on the Status of Women: UN Blunder or New Opportunity?

By: GIWPS

Saudi Arabia and gender equality are hardly synonymous. It ranks 141st out of 144 countries in terms of gender equality largely because of discriminatory laws that prevent women from holding a job without…
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April 18, 2017

The Travel Ban’s “Violence Against Women” Rationale is Counterproductive

By: GIWPS

Trump’s executive orders temporarily banning immigrants from certain predominantly Muslim countries claim to ‘protect’ women. In fact, they endanger them. In both orders, Trump directs the Department of Homeland Security to collect…
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