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September 24, 2021

What Iranian Women Want the World to Know About their History

By: Dr. Nina Ansary

On September 1, 2021, GIWPS hosted a panel, "Beyond Geopolitics: The State of Women's Rights in Iran." Below are the remarks by Dr. Nina Ansary, author, historian, and women’s rights…
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August 11, 2021

Building a World of Work Free from Violence and Harassment

By: Rangita de Silva de Alwis and Paula Tavares

The first international treaty on violence and harassment in the "world of work"—ILO Convention No. 190—came into force earlier this summer. Together with Recommendation No. 206, the Convention recognizes the right…
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August 3, 2021

Q&A with Netflix Star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan

By: India Ellis

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, star of Netflix comedy series Never Have I Ever, is an ardent advocate for diversity and gender equality. Check out the Tamil-Canadian actress’s conversation with former US Ambassador…
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August 2, 2021

Afghan Women Demand an Immediate, Permanent and Unconditional Ceasefire

By: Afghan Women’s Network

Last week in Kabul, Afghan women from across the country issued a collective statement on the deteriorating security situation. Organized by the Afghan Women’s Network, the all-women’s press conference brought…
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July 21, 2021

Gender Quotas and Women’s Political Representation: Lessons from Morocco

By: Delana Sobhani

In 2011, the Arab Spring precipitated fervent calls for democratic reforms, leading the Moroccan government to enact gender quotas that reserved seats for women in Parliament as well as regional,…
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July 20, 2021

WPS Index: A Tool to Measure Women’s Progress in MENA Region

By: Sarah Rutherford

Earlier this year, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia invited GIWPS Managing Director Jeni Klugman to deliver a multi-day training about how the Women, Peace and Security Index…
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July 6, 2021

Advancing Women’s Rights in the Pacific Region

By: Dr. Jeni Klugman and Jess Keller (GIWPS)

News broke in May of this year about efforts in Samoa to prevent Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, the nation’s first woman elected to leadership, from assuming office. The news was particularly…
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July 6, 2021

Meet Georgetown Student Translators Nelcy Ávila and Anne-Cecilia Byrne

By: Evelyn Garrity

How do we responsibly tell the stories of women on the front lines of peace and security? Translators and transcribers play a major role in efforts by the Georgetown Institute…
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June 29, 2021

Georgetown Students Inform Generation Equality Summit

By: Cira Mancuso

This week, global leaders will meet in Paris for the Generation Equality Forum to launch a series of concrete, ambitious and transformative actions to achieve progress towards gender equality. The…
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June 23, 2021

A Roadmap for Generation Equality

By: Allie Smith and Jess Keller

At the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995, Secretary Clinton declared “women’s rights are human rights,” sparking a visionary agenda and a new platform for advancing…
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