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November 12, 2021

Restoring Women’s Futures as COVID-19, Gender and Displacement Collide

By: Daphne Jayasinghe

On October 19, 2021, the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security (PRIO GPS), and the Permanent Mission of Norway to the…
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November 5, 2021

Advancing Women, Peace, and Security Studies in the Academy

By: Jonathan Alloy and Nancy Smalley

The increase in anti-women legal regimes from Afghanistan to Texas has dramatically underscored the urgency of countering the exclusion of women from political decision-making. This comes 21 years after the…
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October 27, 2021

Gender-Related Courses to Take at Georgetown in Spring 2022

By: Sydney Wang & Sophia Haber

Attention current undergraduate and graduate students! Are you interested in learning more about women’s resistance in Russia, inclusive conflict resolution, or gender and sexuality in the Middle East? Georgetown University…
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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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