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April 8, 2021

Shattering the Stereotypes: Afghan Women Peacebuilders Speak Out

By: Hareem Fatima Abdullah

Since 2001, when the Bush administration declared that the war on terror was “also a fight for the rights and dignity of women,” the ideological rallying cry of “liberating” Afghan…
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April 7, 2021

21 Gender-Related Courses to Take at GU in Fall 2021

By: Lauren Olosky

Attention current undergraduate and graduate students! Are you interested in learning more about women writers in the post-Soviet region, the experience of women in the Arab world, or Black feminist…
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March 19, 2021

After Atlanta: Building a Future Free of Racism and Gender-based Violence 

By: Dr. Rangita de Silva de Alwis

As an Asian American human rights scholar, I write with great anguish over the growing violence against the Asian American community.    In the wake of the horrific hate crimes in…
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March 11, 2021

An Emergency for Women: The Global Gender Dimensions of the U.S. COVID-19 Strategy

By: Rangita de Silva de Alwis & Melanne Verveer

Vice President Kamala Harris recently announced a “national emergency:” the 2.5 million women who have left the work force since the beginning of the pandemic. “Our economy cannot fully recover…
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March 5, 2021

Myanmar in Crisis – A Conversation with Human Rights Defender Wai Wai Nu

By: Melanne Verveer and Wai Wai Nu

Myanmar is in the grasp of a military coup that has sparked mass demonstrations around the country. The armed forces have responded with repression and deadly force, which will likely…
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March 2, 2021

The Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff Says Gender Equity Benefits all Americans

By: Evelyn Garrity (GIWPS)

Mr. Douglas Emhoff, Distinguished Visitor from Practice at Georgetown Law and husband of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, made a surprise appearance at the Georgetown Women’s Forum last week. Mr.…
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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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