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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.

Read more about the Institute.

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We are a one-of-a-kind magazine that provides local, regional, national and international information about women’s lives and education, performing and visual arts and writing, the environment, green living and sustainability and regional Western North Carolina business, people and events. “Villages preserve culture: dress, food and dance are a few examples. As villages grow in population and turn into towns, local cafes make way for large American chains. Handmade leather sandals are discarded for a pair of Western sneakers. Due to its small size, a village fosters a tight-knit sense of community. Justpeace.org explains the meaning of the African proverb, “It takes a village,” by stating that a sense of community is critical to maintaining a healthy society. Village members hold a wealth of information regarding their heritage: they know about the ancient traditions, methods of production and the resources of the land. When villages become dispersed or exterminated in times of war, this anthropological knowledge disappears. Large cities are not as conducive to growing and producing foods such as fruits and vegetables. Villages, on the other hand, usually have ample amounts of land and other resources necessary for growing conditions.” The Importance of Villages by Catherine Capozzi Our Mission SheVille.org provides readers with information important to women’s lives and well-being. We focus primarily on the areas of education & health, business & finance, the arts & the environment. We are particularly interested in local & regional resources, organizations & events.
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