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  • GWI is involved on campus, in the community, and internationally.
  • Improving the lives of women and girls around the world.
  • Every woman should have a voice.
  • A powerful force against gender-based discrimination.
  • Bringing together researchers, teachers, activists, students and community members.
  • GWI provides a space for scholars to turn their knowledge and commitment into actions.

About Us

The Global Women’s Institute (GWI) at the George Washington University launched in the Fall of 2012 as a university-wide initiative to advance gender equality through interdisciplinary research, education, and civic engagement. GWI serves as a catalyst for action, linking faculty and students with international researchers, practitioners, activists, and policymakers to end violence against women and girls, empower women economically, and increase women’s participation and leadership in society.

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