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Seeking Peace is a podcast that explores the role of women around the world in bringing lasting peace to their communities. Women are too often seen as victims of conflict. But they are leaders and often unsung heroes. We bring you their stories. This podcast is a production of Georgetown's Institute for Women, Peace and Security and Adonde Media.
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Seeking Peace is a podcast that explores the role of women around the world in bringing lasting peace to their communities. Women are too often seen as victims of conflict. But they are leaders and often unsung heroes. We bring you their stories. This podcast is a production of Georgetown's Institute for Women, Peace and Security and Adonde Media.
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    The Superwomen of Libya

    The Superwomen of Libya

    Protesting has its limits. At least that’s 23-year-old activist Rawan Khalfallah’s experience in Libya. Now, nine years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, Rawan and her colleagues at Together We Build It are finding creative ways to advocate for peace and women’s rights, starting at home. Hear all about their “Super Nsaween” campaign, which uses comic strips to fight against the toxic gender stereotypes many women and girls face in their day-to-day lives. Follow Rawan’s initiative at @TWBI_org.
     Special thanks to Azza Abbaro, Omar Elba, Mahmoud Shabeeb (@ItIsMoody), Ayat Mneina (@AMneina), Amin, Ahmed and Enas for voicing the scene from the Super Nsaween comic strip.


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    Nobel Peace Prize Winner Nadia Murad on Taking ISIS to Court

    Nobel Peace Prize Winner Nadia Murad on Taking ISIS to Court

    2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad was 19 years old when ISIS militants carried out a genocide against her Yazidi community in Northern Iraq. During the genocide, ISIS killed her mother and six of her siblings and forced her into sexual slavery. Nadia managed to escape and soon after began speaking out.
     Today, Nadia is working with Amal Clooney to bring ISIS to justice. Her organization, Nadia’s Initiative, is rebuilding what ISIS destroyed in Iraq.  
     “Once they said ISIS was defeated….the world leaves us behind and my community continues to suffer to this day. They still need help.”
     This is Nadia’s story.  
     Follow @nadiainitiative so Nadia knows the Yazidis are not forgotten.
    Season two of Seeking Peace is produced by Georgetown University's Institute for Women, Peace and Security and Adonde Media, in collaboration with Our Secure Future. Find all of our episodes and transcripts at SeekingPeacePodcast.com.


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    Season Two Trailer

    Season Two Trailer

    Welcome to season two of Seeking Peace from Georgetown University's Institute for Women, Peace and Security. This season we go from Afghanistan to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Colombia to the United States, to bring you stories of resilient women and male allies who are bringing justice and peace to their communities. Tune in on October 14th to listen to our first episode, available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also find us at seekingpeacepodcast.com.
    This season is produced by GIWPS and Adonde Media, in collaboration with UN Women and Our Secure Future.

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    Building Peace w/ Monica McWilliams

    Building Peace w/ Monica McWilliams

    Monica McWilliams was one of only two women at the peace talks that ended the war in Northern Ireland. She explains why you have to be willing to “wave goodbye to dinosaurs” to achieve peace. We also hear from a young peace activist in Yemen. 
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    Combating Climate Change w/ fmr President Mary Robinson

    Combating Climate Change w/ fmr President Mary Robinson

    Former President of Ireland and climate justice activist Mary Robinson explains how climate change is a man-made problem with a feminist solution. And, in Mexico, we hear how the effects of climate change on water resources puts a strain on women specifically. 
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    Peacekeeping w/ Maj. Gen. Kristen Lund

    Peacekeeping w/ Maj. Gen. Kristen Lund

    Major General Kristin Lund, the first and only woman to command a UN peacekeeping mission, tells us how the bond between women makes her job easier. Also, from Ukraine, we meet some of the women joining the police force, a job that was off-limits to them until just a few years ago. 
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