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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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June 17, 2021

The Road to Eliminate Sexual Violence in Conflict Starts at Home

By: Dr. Robert Nagel and Julia Maenza

A 2010 study found that United States military women were more likely to be raped by a fellow military member than killed by enemy fire in Iraq, and recent numbers…
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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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