The research team at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security pursues topics — including women’s roles in preventing conflict and building peace, expanding women’s economic opportunities, and addressing global threats like climate change.
The research outputs range from policy briefs to major global reports, as well as peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. We are grateful to all the partners supporting our research.
Our current research projects are outlined below. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2021 WPS Index
In collaboration with the Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO), and with support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the third edition of the WPS index will holistically measure the well-being of women across the world’s countries by generating new index scores and rankings. Release date: October 2021.
The Institute for Women, Peace and Security is supporting the Governments of Finland and Spain in creating a framework for assessing progress advancing Commitment 2025, a multilateral effort to advance women’s inclusion in peace and security worldwide. Drawing on data from a wide range of sources globally, the GIWPS team is creating a monitoring and reporting system that will enable streamlined tracking of progress advancing implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and related international law.
Can the Women, Peace and Security Agenda and International Humanitarian Law Join Forces?
Explore initial findings from a report and policy brief. The second phase of this ongoing research further examines women in the military, their role and power in decision-making processes as these relate to International Humanitarian Law (IHL). We will explore when and how women in the armed forces can shape compliance with IHL.
Islam and Negotiation Action Guide
This Action Guide is designed as a practical tool to assist Muslim negotiators and non-Muslim negotiators who are involved in negotiations with Muslims to more effectively organize, strategize and negotiate in contexts where Islam informs the negotiation process, participants’ worldviews, and key issues. It is specially designed to empower and support Muslim women negotiators during formal and informal negotiations, with a focus on negotiating gender justice and women’s rights as well human rights, democratic institutions from an Islamic perspective.
Mobile Phone Technologies as an Opportunity for Women’s Financial Inclusion
This research—which will be published as a chapter in the upcoming volume Technology and Women’s Empowerment—considers the relationship between digital financial services and advancing women’s financial inclusion, especially in developing economies. Release date: Spring 2021.
Gender, Climate, and Fragility
DEI in Higher Education
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resource project provides research and tools for schools of international affairs and public policy striving to improve their curriculum, school culture, and the diversity of their school community. The effort compiles the academic evidence that it is important to integrate DEI into curricula and to create an inclusive school climate. Further, the project compiles scholarly research, syllabus guides, and resources for advancing the focus on DEI in higher education.