The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security promotes a more peaceful, equitable and just world by focusing on how pivotal women are in preventing conflict and building peace. Since 2013, we have conducted rigorous research, elevated the voices of women peacebuilders and informed policymakers, while nurturing the next generation of leaders. Headed by former US Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer, with former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton serving as honorary chair, the Institute is a globally recognized leader advancing women’s meaningful engagement in peace and security.

We engage in cutting-edge research on women’s roles in peace and security efforts and women’s leadership in mitigating climate change and natural disasters. Our Women, Peace and Security Conflict Tracker monitors and analyzes global armed conflict through a WPS lens, and our signature Women, Peace and Security Index offers a comprehensive measure of women’s wellbeing in over 177 countries.

We host global summits with foreign officials and global thought leaders on critical issues and celebrate peacemakers at our annual award ceremonies. Our Bridging Theory & Practice symposiums facilitate in-depth conversations with top policymakers, practitioners, and academics.

We communicate our original research findings and amplify the voices of women peacebuilders through media appearances, video & oral history projects, our social media channels, newsletter, and blog.

We also invest in the next generation by engaging undergraduate and graduate Georgetown students in popular on-campus events and programs, classroom instruction, research assistant and volunteer positions, and research fellowships.

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