Georgetown University Launches Women, Peace, and Security Conflict Tracker

The Institute for Women, Peace, and Security at Georgetown University has launched the Women, Peace, and Security Conflict Tracker.

The initiative aims to address global armed conflict, protect women from violence, and include women in armed conflict resolution efforts through using real-time data points and analysis for 25 countries that are at risk of, currently experiencing, or transitioning from armed conflict. It is the first of its kind with a specific focus on the relationship between armed conflict and gender.

“We know women are critical to achieving peace,” said Melanne Verveer, executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. “The new WPS Conflict Tracker is a resource for identifying risks and opportunities for protecting women from violence and including women in conflict prevention, resolution, and recovery efforts.”

The tracker was officially launched on March 11. Going forward, the researchers at Georgetown University plan to update the tracker with in-depth country profiles, insights from global women leaders, and policy briefs.

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