DC event: Women’s Leadership in Conservation and Peace

When: Friday, April 29, 2016, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Coffee available at 9am in the 5th Floor Conference Room
The Wilson Center Environmental Change and Security Program, cosponsored by Conservation International and the Women in Public Service Project 
The Wilson Center Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004

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GGP event recap: Enhancing accountability for women, peace, and security

by staff contributor Lesli Davis

Photo credit: Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security

On April 5, the Georgetown Institute of Women, Peace, and Security hosted a panel discussion on “Enhancing Accountability for Women, Peace and Security: Maximizing Synergies Between CEDAW and the Women, Peace and Security Resolutions.” The three panelists were Dr. Catherine O’Rourke, a Senior Lecturer in Human Rights and International Law with the Transitional Justice Institute at Ulster University;  Dr. Aisling Swaine, of GW, Associate Professor of Practice of International Affairs in the Elliott School of International Affairs; and Ms. Alison Davidian, a Transitional Justice Policy Specialist on the Peace and Security Team with UN Women. The three experts explored the state of the field regarding women in the peace and security arena and offered suggestions for the future.

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Talk at ANU in May on women prime ministers

Female Prime Ministers and the substantive representation of women

When: May 5, 2016, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Who: Associate Professor Louise K. Davidson-Schmich, University of Miami in Coral Gables
Where: L. J. Hume Centre, ANU (Australian National University)

School of Politics and International Relations Seminar Series

Women’s presence in national governments has come to be seen as an important component of democracy by the United Nations and other international organizations. Many countries have begun implementing gender quotas or other affirmative action policies to increase women’s political representation.

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GGP event: Teaching global gender issues in Pakistan and the US

Learning from Each Other about Teaching Global Gender Issues through a US-Pakistan University Partnership on Women’s Empowerment

April 6, 2016

12:00-1:00 pm
1957 E Street NW, 5th Floor, Conference Room 501

The Global Gender Program
The Elliott School of International Affairs
The George Washington University
Washington, DC  20052

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Attending the EVAWI Conference


by student contributor Clara Fisher

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Last week (March 22-24), more than 2,000 people from all over the world came to DC to attend the End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Engaging Men & Boys. They were victim advocates, sexual assault nurse examiners, law enforcement, lawyers, and even neurobiologists. They were all thrilled to be there with like-minded colleagues to learn more about the important work of preventing and responding to sexual assault.

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