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Fawzia Koofi Roundtable Discusses Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

By Catherine Alaimo October 20, 2022

The first female deputy speaker of parliament in Afghanistan discussed women’s rights in Afghanistan at a roundtable discussion hosted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS).  Fawzia...

PODCAST: Connecting the 20th-Century Women’s Movement in Afghanistan to Today

PODCAST: Connecting the 20th-Century Women’s Movement in Afghanistan to Today

By Grace Buono September 9, 2021

https://soundcloud.com/multimedia-editor/podcast-connecting-the-20th-century-womens-movement-in-afghanistan-to-today CW: This podcast references violence in Afghanistan. Please refer to the end of...

@FRANCESCAGORTZ/TWITTER | Former Yemeni Minister for Human Rights Amat Alsoswa called for Yemeni women to be included in peace negotiations at an event Friday.

Women Essential to Advancement of Peace in Yemen, Former Minister Says

By Nishant Bhaumik February 13, 2019

The representation of Yemeni women in peace negotiations is necessary to put an end to the Yemeni conflict, Yemen’s former Minister for Human Rights Amat Alsoswa said at an event Friday. Hosted by...

AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA From left to right: Ambassador Melanne Verveer, who co-moderated the event, women’s rights activist Masih Alinejad and author Azar Nafisi criticized the mandatory hijab policy in Iran at a Dec. 5 panel.

Iranian Women’s Rights Advocate Criticizes Mandatory Hijab Policy

By Riley Rogerson December 7, 2018

Oppressive policies toward women in the Middle East must be combatted, scholars, leaders and activists said at a panel on women’s rights in Iran on Dec. 5. Iran currently ranks in the bottom third...

SHEEL PATEL/THE HOYA From left to right: Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security executive director Melanne Verveer, chief operating officer of WEConnect Greta Schettler (GRD 11), gender parity task forces coordinator at the Inter-American Development Bank Andrea Saldarriaga Jiménez (GRD 16), World Bank social scientist Miriam Müller and project director for the Womens Empowerment for Economic Development and Resilience Project Lucia España speak at an event Sept. 21.

Female Entrepreneurs Fuel Economic Success, Panelists Say

By Emily Leng September 24, 2018

Female economic participation cultivates a more equitable and productive economy, women’s rights experts said at a panel in Riggs Library on Friday, Sept. 21. Hosted by the Georgetown Institute...

LUX: The Trump Brand of Feminism

LUX: The Trump Brand of Feminism

By Emma Lux January 24, 2017

This weekend, Washington, D.C., flooded with over 500,000 women and men, championing feminism and marching for women’s rights threatened under Donald Trump. And still, the new administration claims...

BASSEY: Addressing the Great Democratic Disconnect

By Musa Bassey February 23, 2015

The dust has settled from the 2014 midterm elections. The newly elected candidates are in power, and the opposition to President Obama has made itself known, but has the message been misinterpreted? Sure,...

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En*ugh is Enough

By The Editorial Board September 25, 2014

Foolish is the idea that every action carried out by Georgetown University is a unified one. Inevitably, we disagree as a community. When we open up those differences to discussion, we find an aspect...

Changing City and College

By The Editorial Board September 9, 2014

With the recent creation of a White House task force to combat sexual assault on college campuses, it is clear that necessary national scrutiny has returned to the issue of sexual misconduct. Both the...

CORREIA: The Need to Rename Feminism

CORREIA: The Need to Rename Feminism

By Tricia Correia August 29, 2014

As those who reject feminism distort the definition of the movement, so too do those at the other extreme who use feminism to advance their elitist, man-bashing agendas. At what point does a distorted...

Institute Already World Players

By Hannah Post February 14, 2014

The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security has striven to incorporate the female role in peace and security agreements, negotiations and movements since its inception in December 2011. It is...

HEYMANN: Make Room For ‘Mom’ On Resumes

By Online Editor January 17, 2014

Two months ago, I was sitting in White-Gravenor Hall 305, enthralled by Elizabeth Alexander’s presentation to Georgetown University Women in Leadership. Alexander, who previously served as Joe Biden’s...

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