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GWI's 10-Year Anniversary Celebration

In 2022, GWI celebrated a decade of bridging research and action! The Institute's Anniversary Celebration was hosted on March 9, 2023, at the Jack Morton Auditorium on the campus of the George Washington University. This celebration featured remarks from GWI Executive Director Dr. Mary Ellsberg, GW President Mark Wrighton, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, and NBC News Now Reporter Zinhle Essamuah. In addition to celebrating GWI's impact over the past 10 years, the Institute also awarded three Champions for Justice Awards. More here.

Building GVB Evidence

The WEAVE Collective

The WEAVE Collective (Women Engaged Against Violence Everywhere) is a newly formed group investing in a shared commitment to feminist movements that address violence against women and girls while uplifting and weaving together the crucial stories emerging from the margins. 


GenderPro at GW

The GenderPro Capacity Building & Credentialing Programme, hosted at the George Washington University in partnership with UNICEF, the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs and the George Washington University College of Professional Studies, is professionalizing the gender and development field and equipping development and humanitarian professionals with the skills they need to meaningfully address gender in their work.

The GenderPro Capacity Building Programme is a first-of-its-kind course designed to educate international development professionals on the skills and knowledge they need to integrate gender into their existing programs and the best approaches to improve the lives of women and girls around the world. The course consists of about an hour and a half of work per week over about four months and an applied practicum focused on a work deliverable. Two 16-week cohorts are administered per year. 

Eligible participants are mid- to senior-level global development, gender, and/or humanitarian professionals who are interested in deepening their skills in integrating gender into development programming. 

You can learn more information about the GenderPro Capacity Building Programme and apply online.

Building GBV Evidence

GWI believes that the best evidence-generation is led by those who work in and know the field best. To that end, we are excited to share GWI's Building GBV Evidence program, which aims to build GBV global capacity through the local development and implementation of evidence-building activities including standalone research and improved M&E systems among refugee populations.Through this program, we hope that humanitarian agencies working in GBV programming can conduct their own GBV research and develop their M&E systems to improve their GBV programming. The Building GBV Evidence program has three major components: the Building GBV Evidence Course, a no-cost individualized, in-kind technical advising and support for humanitarian agencies seeking to conduct GBV research or improve their M&E systems, and GWI is directly supporting humanitarian agencies and academics in the global south. For more information, visit our website



Mary Ellsberg, GWI Director Quote


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

Malala Yousafzai


A bold initiative at a premier instution