Profiles in Peace

Oral History Project

The Profiles in Peace Oral History Project tells women peacebuilders' stories in their own words, on their own terms.

Oral histories are in-depth interviews that go beyond a soundbite to document women's full and complex stories. While the written record of history often privileges those in power, oral history aims to document more marginalized voices.

Profiles in Peace is a world-leading archive of oral histories - housed at the Georgetown University Library - with women peacebuilders and their allies, from Nobel Peace Prize winners to grassroots activists. These in-depth interviews complement GIWPS' quantitative data and illuminate topics paramount to the Women, Peace and Security agenda. Our project was recently featured in Melinda Gates' blog, Evoke .

Dr. Azar Nafisi