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February 18, 2021

Why Ratifying the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is Good for America’s Domestic Policy

By: Melanne Verveer & Rangita de Silva de Alwis

Nearly two decades ago, Secretary Madeline Albright called the ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) “long past time.” CEDAW, which is…
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February 18, 2021

The Road to Equality for Black Women in the United States

By: Sarah Rutherford

A new study from Georgetown University quantifies how much women’s wellbeing in the United States varies by state—and by race.  The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) released…
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January 28, 2021

Inaugural Recipients of Georgetown’s New Graduate Certificate in Gender, Peace and Security

By: The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

Ndeye Radia Mbengue and Emma Dorshimer are the first students to receive Georgetown’s new graduate certificate in Gender, Peace and Security (GPS).  The certificate focuses on bringing a gender analysis…
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January 22, 2021

Adding a Gender Perspective to International Humanitarian Law

By: Emily Sullivan and Dr. Jeni Klugman

Is the age-old axiom that “all is fair in war” really true? International humanitarian law (IHL) offers a very clear answer on this subject: no, it is not. IHL is…
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December 18, 2020

Six Defining Moments of 2020 at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

By: The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

During this unprecedented year, our mission at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security was more important than ever: promote a better world by focusing on women’s role in…
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December 14, 2020

What Afghan Women Leaders Want You to Know about the Peace Talks

By: The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

Peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban officially began in October of 2020, opening the possibility for ending decades of violence through a political settlement. The talks, however,…
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December 9, 2020

How COVID-19 Underscores the Urgent Need to Repatriate Women and Children from Northeast Syria Camps

By: Agathe Christien, Emma Jouenne and Elena Scott-Kakures

It has become urgent to repatriate women and children from Northeast Syria camps as COVID-19 is rapidly spreading in Syria. Following the fall of Baghuz in March 2019 – the…
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November 10, 2020

Add a Gender Lens to Your Spring 2021 Class Schedule

By: Lauren Olosky

Hey Hoyas! Are you looking for Spring 2021 courses with a gender focus? Georgetown University offers a wide range of courses that examine the intersection of gender with war, history,…
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November 5, 2020

Where is Gender Equality in the United States?

By: Anita Raj

The year 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women and resultant Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which set forth an agenda to…
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October 19, 2020

Here’s How Georgetown Professors Promote Diversity in the Classroom

By: The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

We asked Georgetown students about faculty members who stood out as allies for diversity and inclusion, whether because of the material on their syllabi or the way they cultivated a welcoming classroom culture. This article…
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