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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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    Justice for Black Mothers

    Justice for Black Mothers

    In this episode, we hear about how women like Kenithia Alston are fighting for peace and security for Black lives in America. Ms. Alston’s son, Marqueese, was killed blocks away from the White House by the DC Metropolitan Police in 2018. Ms. Alston has spent the past two years seeking an explanation for her son’s death from the police and the mayor of Washington, and has filed a $100 million wrongful death lawsuit. She is currently represented by the Civil Rights Clinic at Georgetown University’s Law Center. She says she has faced hurdles to be heard and taken seriously in her pursuit for justice.
    This episode was produced by Erica Morrison, edited by David Alandete, mixed by Martine Chaussard, and mastered by Laurent Apffel. Our team includes lead producer Caro Rolando, assistant producer Laura Ubaté, production manager Luis Gil, and executive producer Martina Castro. Georgetown University's liaison to the podcast is Sarah Rutherford.
    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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    • 22 min
    Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Opal Tometi on the Fight for Racial Justice in the US

    Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Opal Tometi on the Fight for Racial Justice in the US

    Opal Tometi co-founded Black Lives Matter alongside activists Alicia Garza and Patrisse Cullors. Time Magazine named her as one of 2020’s 100 most influential people and BBC calls her one of the 100 most inspiring women. In this interview, Opal shares the origins of Black Lives Matter and her hopes for the future of the country under the Biden-Harris administration. She reminds us that human rights violations are not just something that happens abroad: the reality is the concerns are here in the United States. You can learn more about Tometi’s work at www.opaltometi.org.
    This episode was produced by Caro Rolando and Martina Castro, mixed by Martine Chaussard, edited by Martina Castro, and mastered by Laurent Apffel. Our team includes lead producer Caro Rolando, assistant producer Laura Ubaté, editor David Alandete and production manager Luis Gil. Georgetown University's liaison to the podcast is Sarah Rutherford.
    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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    • 24 min
    Actor Maitreyi Ramakrishnan on Diversity and Gender Equality

    Actor Maitreyi Ramakrishnan on Diversity and Gender Equality

    Maitreyi Ramakrishnan is a Tamil-Canadian actor known for her leading role in the Netflix comedy series Never Have I Ever, written by Mindy Kaling. This year she was named Global Celebrated Ambassador by Plan International Canada, to promote gender equality around the globe. In this conversation Maitreyi talks about representing a South Asian teenager on a hit Netflix show, her experience protesting from a young age, and how she is advocating for girls equality as a social media influencer. You can follow Maitreyi’s work at @maitreyiramakrishnan on Instagram or @ramakrishnannn on Twitter.
    This episode was produced by Laura Ubaté, edited by Martina Castro, mixed by Martine Chaussard, and mastered by Laurent Apffel. Our team includes lead producer Caro Rolando, editor David Alandete and production manager Luis Gil. Georgetown University's liaison to the podcast is Sarah Rutherford.
    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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    • 19 min
    La lucha por la paz en Colombia

    La lucha por la paz en Colombia

    This is a Spanish language version of our field story about the struggle for peace in Colombia. 
    Although a peace deal was signed in Colombia in 2016, peace still seems out of reach for many Colombians – especially for human rights defenders. Between January and June 2020, 120 human rights defenders were killed. But Clemencia Carabalí, the founder of the women's cooperative ASOM, is determined to change this by training human rights defenders to make themselves heard and seen. That way, if they are attacked, the culprits will know there are consequences. Hear how Carabalí has been empowering Afro-Colombian women for more than 20 years, and how she's continuing her work today in spite of the devastating effects the pandemic is having on her community.
    This story was produced by Laura Ubaté in collaboration with UN Women. Special thanks to producer Lina Gaitán for her help gathering tape in Colombia.
    This episode of Seeking Peace was produced by Laura Ubaté, mixed by Martine Chaussard and mastered by Laurent Apffel. Our team includes lead producer Caro Rolando, editor David Alandete, production manager Luis Gil, and executive producer Martina Castro. Georgetown University’s liaison to the podcast is Sarah Rutherford.
    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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    • 25 min
    Amplifying the Forgotten Voices of Yemeni Women

    Amplifying the Forgotten Voices of Yemeni Women

    Yemen is one of the hardest places in the world to be a woman. Far too frequently, women die in bombings and disappear without a trace. It can be difficult to accurately record their experiences, due to the lack of infrastructure and security. But that doesn’t stop Wameedh Shakir. At significant risk, Wameedh researches and records women’s daily challenges and aspirations, so that the future government of a democratic Yemen – and the international community –  have enough data to make informed decisions. In this conversation, she tells us how she amplifies the voices of Yemeni women, and what they are saying.
    This episode was produced by Suad Ahmed, a Yemeni female reporter. Her ability to capture this story in the midst of a civil war and a pandemic is yet another indication of Yemeni women’s tenacity and strength during an incredibly challenging time.
    The story was edited by David Alandete, mixed by Martine Chaussard, and mastered by Laurent Apffel. Our team includes lead producer Caro Rolando, assistant producer Laura Ubaté, production manager Luis Gil, and executive producer Martina Castro. Georgetown University's liaison to the podcast is Sarah Rutherford.
    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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    • 17 min
    Celebrating women’s rights with Hillary Clinton and Madeleine Albright

    Celebrating women’s rights with Hillary Clinton and Madeleine Albright

    December 10 is International Human Rights Day, an annual commemoration of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To celebrate how far we’ve come – and examine the work we still have ahead of us – we bring you this conversation between our host Melanne Verveer, and two distinguished former United States secretaries of state: Madeleine Albright and Hillary Rodham Clinton. This conversation was recorded in October, on the 25th anniversary of the landmark speech Secretary Clinton gave at the UN Fourth World Conference on Women that took place in Beijing. There, she famously declared “women’s rights are human rights.”
    This episode of Seeking Peace features audio from an event hosted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.
    This episode was mixed by Martine Chaussard and mastered by Laurent Apffel. Our team includes lead producer Caro Rolando, editor David Alandete, assistant producer Laura Ubaté, production manager Luis Gil, and executive producer Martina Castro. Georgetown University’s liaison to the podcast is Sarah Rutherford.

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    • 1 hr 11 min

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