Post Tagged with: "peace"

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

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 among 153 countries in a women’s well-being and empowerment index created by the Georgetown Institute for[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Former Ambassador Melanne Verveer, the executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, promoted a new index measuring women's well-being worldwide.

Georgetown Institute Names Iceland Best Country for Women’s Well-Being

Iceland is the best country for women’s well-being, according to a new Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security index that measures women’s well-being around the globe. The United States ranks 22nd overall, after Iceland the remaining countries in the top 10 are: Norway, Switzerland, Slovenia, Spain, Finland, Canada, Sweden,[Read More…]

by December 1, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Targeted Strategy Disrupts Peace Process

After four years of negotiations, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia announced a bilateral ceasefire June 23, theoretically marking the end of the longest armed conflict in the Western Hemisphere by specifying procedures for the FARC to disarm and integrate into political life in Colombia. Dates[Read More…]

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

On Israeli Apartheid Week

Georgetown Students for Justice in Palestine is committed to raising awareness about the Palestinian cause through the framework of human rights and social justice. We seek to shed light on often underreported and unrecognized aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as to challenge misinformation and misunderstandings. March 14 marked[Read More…]

by April 11, 2016 0 comments Chatter, Opinion

GREGORY: Boycotting Peace, A Solution that Backfires

Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories is fundamentally wrong. On an ethical level it is an affront to the values of human rights and national self-determination, perpetuating an injustice that forced an innocent population into diaspora and exile. In legal terms, settlement construction in the West Bank and restrictions on[Read More…]

by April 5, 2016 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
GREGORY: Preparing For Syrian  Peace Talks

GREGORY: Preparing For Syrian Peace Talks

When negotiations between Syrian government and opposition representatives designed to establish a rudimentary framework for ending the country’s ongoing civil war began on Feb. 2, hopes were dim that the disparate array of competing parties could stumble upon an agreement in a short period of time. The Geneva conference, experts[Read More…]

by February 12, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Bring the Security of Iraq to the Forefront

Bring the Security of Iraq to the Forefront

One of the most common criticisms of the current United States strategy in Iraq is that President Obama does not have any strategy. This is false. Though by no means sufficient, some measures — military aid, airstrikes against Islamic State group targets, economic sanctions and the promotion of regional cooperation[Read More…]

by February 2, 2016 3 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Love Fosters Lasting Peace

Love Fosters Lasting Peace

Monday nights for me, since the latter days of August, have meant calls home to my mother, sister and father. I usually ask for a recap of the important things I am missing back in Richmond — only the big ones though, because my mom can really talk — and[Read More…]

by November 20, 2015 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
Tossed, But Not Sunk

Tossed, But Not Sunk

Fluctuat nec mergitur. Latin for “tossed but not sunk,” has been the motto of Paris for more than six hundred years. It has never been more relevant than it is today, three days after the terrorist attacks. Within 24 hours, most people knew about the attacks in Paris. Many were[Read More…]

by November 17, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Hillary Rodham Clinton presents the awards in Riggs Library.

GIWPS Presents Annual Awards

The 2015 Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards for Advancing Women in Peace and Security were presented by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the founding chair of the Georgetown Institute of Women, Peace and Security, in Riggs Library on April 22. The second annual awards were presented to former United[Read More…]

by May 15, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top