Georgetown Launches Women, Peace, and Security Research Repository
Georgetown’s Institute for Women, Peace, and Security officially launched its online data repository, which seeks to be “the world’s premier online collection of resources [and] go-to place for policymakers, practitioners, thought-leaders, academics, and students seeking information on women, peace and security.”
The repository already has more than 600 resources posted—including narratives and video interviews with members of our Women Waging Peace Network—as well as journal articles, reports by state and civil society actors, and National Action Plans. The content is organized in five research categories:
- Conflict prevention
- Humanitarian Emergencies
- Political Transitions
- Post-Conflict Reconstruction
The repository “includes both quantitative and qualitative data, ranging from statistics on women’s participation in peacekeeping missions to first-hand accounts of conflicts and conflict resolution from individuals.”
As a formal partner of this groundbreaking research initiative, Inclusive Security has—and will continue—to provide Georgetown with the anecdotes we’ve compiled over the years that demonstrate the value of women’s inclusion in peacebuilding processes.
Why it Matters
There is an ongoing need to increase policymakers’ understanding of the important roles women play in preventing and resolving conflicts, and restoring security in communities. Increasing that understanding requires providing policymakers with reliable information and data that demonstrates the valuable contributions women make to peace and security. By partnering with Georgetown, Inclusive Security is helping make this information more widely available and accessible to a variety of audiences—including key decisions makers—around the world.
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