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ASHLEY CHEN FOR THE HOYA Reilly Dowd (SFS ’13) (left) and Wanjiku Ngare (SFS ’13) (right) spoke about their documentary “Dreams of Daraa," which highlights a woman's experience during the Syrian civil war, at an event Monday.

Alumnae Filmmakers Urge Continued Support for Syrian Refugees

Global activism on behalf of Syrian refugees falters as donors and activists become disinterested with the conflict, alumnae filmmakers Reilly Dowd (SFS ’13) and Wanjiku Ngare (SFS ’13) said at an event Oct. 29 in the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. Dowd and Ngare showcased their documentary[Read More…]

by October 31, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: On the Issue of Sexual Violence

The Hoya highlighted new research from Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security in its April 5 article “UN Sanctions Can Prevent Sexual Violence in Conflict, GIWPS Report Argues.” Sophie Huvé, the author of the report discussed in The Hoya’s article, analyzed the United Nation Security Council’s use of[Read More…]

by April 17, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Melanne Verveer, executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, discussed the findings of a new GIWPS report in an interview with The Hoya.

UN Sanctions Can Prevent Sexual Violence in Conflict, GIWPS Report Argues

United Nations sanctions can be used to limit the weaponization of sexual violence in conflict situations, Sophie Huvé (LAW ’17), a Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security fellow, argued in a report published by GIWPS last week. Huvé has been asked to present her findings to UNrepresentatives later this month.[Read More…]

by April 5, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Alaa Murabit, a UN high-level commissioner on health employment and economic growth, spoke on the importance of women's rights in state-building at a Mar. 15 event.

UN Commissioner: Empower Women in State-Building to Promote Peace

The global community must engage the voices of more women to promote peace and prosperity around the world, Alaa Murabit, a United Nations high-level commissioner on health employment and economic growth, said at a March 15 event. “Less than 10 percent of peace processes last five years,” Murabit said. “But[Read More…]

by March 19, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Students and administrators launched the HoyasForShe initiative, part of the university’s HeForShe requirements, in an effort to raise awareness for gender equity.

Students, Administrators Launch HoyasForShe

Students and administrators launched HoyasforShe, the student advocacy component of the university’s United Nations HeForShe campaign commitment, with plans to coordinate gender equity marketing efforts among clubs in Copley Formal Lounge on Thursday night. University President John J. DeGioia was named one of 10 IMPACT champions by the UN Women’s[Read More…]

by March 31, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Putting Politics Before Justice

Last month, South Africa announced its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court. The decision came only days after Burundi announced that it would also leave the court. This brings the number of African countries that have either left or initiated the process of leaving the ICC to five, raising concerns[Read More…]

by November 14, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

UN Director Promotes LGBT Rights Activism

United Nations Free and Equal Campaign Director Charles Radcliffe called for increasing activism amidst a climate of shifting attitudes toward LGBT rights in an increasingly polarized world at a forum in McShain Lounge on Thursday. The United Nations Association of Georgetown, GU Pride and the LGBTQ Resource Center hosted the[Read More…]

by November 17, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

UN Commissioner Discusses Global Refugee Crises, Reform

The United Nations’ High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres called on the international community to collaborate on resolving ongoing refugee crises at the semester’s third Global Futures lecture in Gaston Hall on Wednesday. Guterres’ lecture, titled “Present and Future Challenges of Global Forced Displacement,” continued the Global Futures Initiative’s semester-long[Read More…]

by October 30, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
HOCHBERG: Food for Thought

HOCHBERG: Food for Thought

While many children do not buy their parents’ “there are starving children” argument as a reason to eat that last bite of broccoli, the tired adage makes even less sense in the context of current food-waste trends. Developing countries account for roughly half of the 1.3 billion tons of food[Read More…]

by October 9, 2015 2 comments Business, Business - Top
The Promise of Reverse Innovation

The Promise of Reverse Innovation

The expiration of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals this year brings to mind important questions. In 2000, the UN set 2015 as the deadline to eradicate global poverty, promote gender equality, achieve global primary education, reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, combat diseases, work towards environmental sustainability and create[Read More…]

by July 2, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top