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June 10, 2021

Urgent Message on the COVID-19 Crisis in India from the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA)

By: Reema Nanavaty and Evelyn Garrity

We reached out to Reema Nanavaty of the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), a close friend of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, to ask her how the…
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June 8, 2021

Were Women Better Leaders During the Pandemic?

By: Penn Law International Women's Human Rights Class

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, news articles have speculated that countries with female political leaders have fared better than comparable countries led by men. New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern was touted as…
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May 25, 2021

Women’s Roles in the Colombian National Strike

By: Juan Diego Duque-Salazar

Protests in Colombia—now entering a fifth week—began in response to a tax reform measure and have continued with broader calls for reform. Despite the largely peaceful nature of the protests,…
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May 21, 2021

Meet Georgetown Graduates Pursuing Careers in Gender, Peace and Security

By: Evelyn Garrity

We are pleased to announce that 8 Georgetown students, representing myriad graduate programs, earned our Graduate Certificate in Gender, Peace and Security during the 2020-2021 academic year, the inaugural year…
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May 15, 2021

Georgetown Alumna Calls on International Community To Respond to Conflict in Tigray

By: Bserat Ghebremicael

Note: this post contains graphic descriptions of sexual violence. Bserat Ghebremicael (B'17) is an advocate for women and girls caught amid armed conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia. Bserat's advocacy is informed…
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May 14, 2021

An Intersectional Approach to Violence Against Asian Americans and Women

By: Dr. Rangita de Silva de Alwis

Vice President Kamala Harris consistently celebrates the story of  her brilliant scientist mother, Dr. Shyamala Gopalan, whose journey from South India to UC Berkeley is an important meta-narrative of our…
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May 13, 2021

The United States’ Role in Reaffirming the Good Friday Agreement

By: Professor Monica McWilliams, Co-Leader Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition

(This is an excerpt of Professor Monica McWilliams' testimony to the US House Sub-committee on Europe, Energy, The Environment & Cyber hearing on Reaffirming the Good Friday Agreement on May 5, 2021.…
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April 21, 2021

Five Ways the US Can Leverage Existing Policy to Advance Gender, Climate and Security Goals

By: Dr. Jessica Smith, Jennifer Grosman Fernández, and Lauren Olosky

The US and the world are confronted by the urgency of the climate crisis and its exacerbation of state fragility and gender inequality. The upcoming Leaders Summit on Climate and…
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April 8, 2021

Shattering the Stereotypes: A Conversation with Afghan Peacebuilders Mary Akrami and Palwasha Hassan

By: Hareem Fatima Abdullah

Since 2001, when the Bush administration declared that the war on terror was “also a fight for the rights and dignity of women,” the ideological rallying cry of “liberating” Afghan…
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April 7, 2021

21 Gender-Related Courses to Take at Georgetown in Fall 2021

By: Lauren Olosky

Attention current undergraduate and graduate students! Are you interested in learning more about women writers in the post-Soviet region, the experience of women in the Arab world, or Black feminist…
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