WOMEN, PEACE & SECURITY : Women are critical to achieving sustainable peace
Our goal is to build the evidence-based case for a focus on women, peace, and security.
Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace & Security seeks to promote a more stable, peaceful, and just world by focusing on the important role women play in preventing conflict and building peace, growing economies, and addressing global threats like climate change and violent extremism. We engage in rigorous research, host global convenings, advance strategic partnerships, and nurture the next generation of leaders. Housed within the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown, the Institute is headed by the former U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues, Melanne Verveer.
The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security is setting a course for a more stable, peaceful, and just world by examining and highlighting the roles of women in forging peace and growing economies.
We engage in cutting-edge research on women’s roles in peace and security efforts, economic empowerment, countering violent extremism, and mitigating climate change and natural disasters. Our signature Women, Peace and Security Index offers a more comprehensive measure of women’s wellbeing in over 150 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 our Seeking Peace podcast, media appearances, video & oral history projects, social media channels, newsletter, and blog.
We 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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