Georgetown hosts a broad range of programs that engage issues of gender in a global context.

Leading efforts include the Institute for Women, Peace and Security (Walsh School of Foreign Service); the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic (Law Center); and the Women’s Leadership Institute (McDonough School of Business). Since 2016, Georgetown has participated in U.N. Women's HeForShe campaign as a founding University IMPACT Champion.

In the classroom, programs such as the major in Women’s and Gender Studies give students the opportunity to explore gender dynamics across disciplines. Outside the classroom, Georgetown Women in International Affairs (GWIA) provides networks of resources for leadership development. Georgetown’s Jesuit identity and commitment to the global common good shape this engagement around gender issues and human rights more broadly. The Georgetown Women's Alliance brings together Georgetown staff, faculty, students, and alumni for dialogue, networking, professional training, and collaboration around women and leadership.

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Over the course of 2022, Georgetown University Representative in Rome Debora Tonelli convened a series of dialogues to discuss challenges and opportunities facing Africa more broadly in order to dispel negative stereotypes and highlight Africa’s cultural contributions on a regional and global scale.

Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
Established in 2011, the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security is an institute for research, scholarship, and outreach at the School of Foreign Service that seeks to deepen and extend the university's engagement with the critical issues of our time involving women worldwide.
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The Gender Justice Initiative is a cross-campus initiative that seeks to make Georgetown a dynamic hub of knowledge production, community engagement, and policy development on intersectional issues of gender, racial, and economic justice.