“Seeking Peace”

UN Peacekeeping
2 min readOct 17, 2022

A new podcast series co-produced by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and the Department of Peace Operations

The “Seeking Peace” podcast series explores women’s role in bringing lasting peace to communities — whether it be through grassroots activism, peace negotiations, journalism, politics, or as uniformed peacekeepers.

The five-episode podcast series is created by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security in partnership with the United Nations Department of Peace Operations, Our Secure Future, and produced by Wonder Media Network.

Peace is not something constructed in a room only by men. It takes a range of voices and diverse perspectives. Women are too often seen as victims of conflict but they are leaders and often unsung heroes. The podcast series will bring out the stories of women breaking gender barriers and changing their societies.

From the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Cyprus, South Sudan to Kosovo, you’ll meet the mediators, activists, politicians and women in uniform, who are working tirelessly, not only to make their voices heard but to ensure the inclusion of the voices, priorities and leadership of women and girls across their communities. We will also hear from women leading the charge for peace at the highest level of international politics, the UN and experts and researchers in the field.

Hosted by Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security Executive Director, Ambassador Melanne Verveer, the series portrays the voices of women peacebuilders, peacemakers, and peacekeepers in conflict-affected countries to advocate for their full, equal, and meaningful participation in peace and political processes in peacekeeping settings.

Join us on your favorite podcast platforms every week starting from 24 October, as we explore women’s role in bringing lasting peace to communities.

Stay tuned!



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