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Latest Research

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No Safe Place: A lifetime of violence for conflict-affected women and girls in South Sudan

As part of the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls program, funded by the UK Department for International Development, this project is the first of its kind to capture population-based prevalence data on violence against women and girls in a conflict setting. The findings from this groundbreaking study will be used to inform international policy and priorities. Read the full report, summary report and the policy brief.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

SAAM Calendar

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

During the month of April, GW will be joining the country in recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).  GW's Title IX Office, Victim Services, the Committee on Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (CSAPR) and GW Students Against Sexual Assault have organized events to bring awareness to the issue of sexual assault and its impact on campus as well as promote healthy relationships. 

See our events page for more information and sign-up for our weekly GWI Updates newsletter to stay up to date!

Unwanted Sexual Behavior Survey: 2018

GW is assessing the prevalence and perceptions of prohibited sexual behaviors in our community and is seeking a better understanding of how you respond to incidents when they occur.  Our goal is to better determine what resources are needed to more effectively prevent and address sexual misconduct, including sexual violence.  Please help GW increase our understanding of what we are doing well and where we can improve our efforts by completing this confidential survey.

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"Violence against women and girls is the most pervasive and under-reported human rights violation in the world."


Mary Ellsberg,
Director, Global Women's Institute

Mary Ellsberg



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"When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful."

Malala Yousafzai




A bold initiative at a premier institution