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September 25, 2020

Remembering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By: Ambassador Melanne Verveer

America lost a powerful champion for human rights and women’s equality under the law with the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She helped to level the playing field through…
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September 10, 2020

Afghan Women Must Participate Fully in Peace Process: Statement by Global Leaders and Foreign Policy Experts

WASHINGTON, D.C. | September 10, 2020 – Over 100 global leaders and foreign policy experts emphatically state that peace cannot be made on the backs of Afghan women. The following…
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September 10, 2020

An Open Letter from World Leaders Calling for Afghan Women’s Meaningful Participation in the Peace Process

We call upon all relevant national, regional and international actors to pursue a peaceful, stable Afghanistan by ensuring women’s full participation in the peace process. After 40 years of conflict,…
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August 26, 2020

15 Years of Gender Quotas in Burundi: What’s the Impact?

By: Mr. Fikiri Nzoyisenga

Burundi organized its forth post-conflict general election in 2020, a year that also marks the 15th anniversary of the implementation of gender quotas in politics. Have gender quotas changed the…
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August 6, 2020

The Cost of Resilience: Envisioning a Feminist Response to COVID-19

By: Oksana Potapova

I started writing this text about 4 weeks into the pandemic. As I finish it, many countries, including my own, are slowly lifting the quarantine measures and reopening the economy.…
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August 3, 2020

We Can Never Forget: A Conversation with Nadia’s Initiative Six Years After Genocide

By: Cira Mancuso

Aug 3 - Today marks six years since the onset of the genocide against the Yazidi community by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). When ISIS invaded…
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June 20, 2020

The Role of Men in Achieving Gender Equality

By: GIWPS

As we celebrate the male role models in our personal lives this weekend, we also recognize our male colleagues who are advancing women’s rights and gender equality through their work…
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June 19, 2020

Remarks to Mark the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

By: Melanne Verveer

Remarks of the OSCE Special Representative of the Chairperson-in-Office on Gender Ambassador Melanne Verveer. Delivered to the OSCE Permanent Council to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual…
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June 10, 2020

Some Lawmakers are Calling for Truth Commissions on Racial Violence. How do These Work?

By: Kelebogile Zvobgo and Carla Winston

This story was originally published in the Washington Post on June 9, 2020. Black Lives Matter protesters across the United States are demanding accountability for the May 25 death of…
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June 2, 2020

Amplifying Black Voices in International Affairs

By: GIWPS

The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security is committed to amplifying the voices of our Black colleagues in international affairs as we work to fight racism and promote justice…
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